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Artist

Kerrie Lightbody

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Business Name

Address

P.O. Box 388

Town, State, Postcode

Rye VIC 3941

Styles

Pierced vessels and lamps "LACEWORKS" 
Sandblasted artwork "TIME & TIDE"

Media

White Bone China
Black Bone China

Artist Statement

As with many potters my career started with a hobby class. Not content with that I then went on to do an Associate Diploma in Ceramics at Casey TAFE, finishing with a Bachelor of Arts (honours) in ceramic design at Monash University Frankston Campus.

In my honours year at university I started working with bone china and continue to do so today.

I love the fragility and translucency that can be achieved with this medium. My body of work at this time consists of piercing and sandblasting the bone china pieces after slipcasting them into moulds I design and make myself. The piercing is done at the leather hard stage; this can be tricky as bone china is thixatropic (meaning it returns to a jelly-like state with vibration). Then after a low bisque firing at 700 deg. Celsius I then polish with wet and dry sandpaper (for hours!). The work is then fired at 1220 deg. Celsius and then re-polished.

Living as I do between and close to the ocean and the bay at Rye on the Mornington Peninsula I continue to be inspired by my surroundings and the flotsam and jetsam of everyday life.

As I was in my 40's when I started this wondrous journey with clay my only regret is that the journey didn't start earlier.

Telephone Contacts

03 59855565     03 59857765 fax

Website

   

Email Address

klight@alphalink.com.au

 

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