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Bridget Drakeford has been designing and making pottery since 1977. Her elegant and functional shapes are enhanced by the subtle use of glazes, the addition of silver clasps and attachments (made by a jeweller friend) and the use of decorative wooden handles on some of her pieces.
Web Site updated. My primary interest is in the thrown form and I work with Limoges porcelain and blended bodies. I seek painterly effects in my glazes and prefer the natural characteristics of reduction firing to augment the decorative process. I have developed variants of classic glaze types - celadon, chun, copper red, cobalt, tenmoku, large crackle & russet iron. Current exhibition: In View of the Pyrenees, The Scottish Gallery, 16 Dundas Street, Edinburgh, 6 - 30 October 2010. Visit home studio by appointment.
My work is an exploration of translucency within the context of thrown vessels. I use a shellac resist technique, applying the shellac with various Chinese and hand made brushes and then sponging away the surface to vary the wall thickness. This adds texture to the surface of the vessel and at the same time allows interior light and colour to permeate and activate the walls casting shadows and softening the boundary between the interior and exterior.