Duncan Shearer, Pouring Bowl
A bowl with a pouring lip on one side and a small handle on the other, perfect for mixing batters and sauces. A terracotta red with some pale green speckled glaze on outside of the bowl and a pale green shiny glaze on the inside with a pale and mid-green handle.
Height: approx. 7.5cm high with a rim diameter of 16.5 cm
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."