Duncan Shearer, Platter, 1
A large round platter with slightly raised raised sides to contain dishes but still flat enough to be a large plate. Very well weighted (over 1kg) with a solid base, the edges of this dish have been trimmed to create an imperfect edge. A lovely greyish blue colour with a Hakeme white slip applied to create a spiral pattern.
*We have 2 of these in stock, there is a marginal difference in size and pattern.
Diameter: 29 cm, Height: 3.5cm
Duncan Shearer specialises in wood-fired, soda-glazed pottery using traditional techniques. He lives and works in Karangahake Gorge where he uses his vast knowledge to teach with his partner and fellow potter Charade Honey, he also consults on a range of pottery subjects including kiln construction.
"Currently, most of my work begins life on the wheel, but that’s just the start of the making process. I often add, subtract and alter the initial round forms, looking for a liveliness and freshness that will remain through the whole making process.
I use a wood kiln to fire my work as it provides the richest surfaces that compliment my forms. The physical nature of this firing process and its inherent unpredictability give my work freshness and a decorating touch that speaks about process."