300 x 330 mm framed ceramic and mixed media abstract composition by Zambian born artist Juliet Gorman who now lives in Cambridge, England.
Juliet creates these images in clay with pebbles collected on a Greek beach. She incises lines to add a sense of undulation as well as under-glazes to introduce some colour. Once biscuit-fired, horsehair and tapes are added and the panels are fired a second time. This produces a variety of smoke effects as the combustible materials burn off. Each piece is unique as there is no control over the smoking. Juliet then cleans the panels; polished them with beeswax and adds the wires and pebbles before framing. She warns that strong sunlight will eventually fade the smoke effects.