Monday, October 17, 2011


“I don’t make pots as a blank canvas for decorating. I consider my glazes as clothing for the pots, you have to accept that clothing for what it is.” Warren MacKenzie

Illustrated is a large “simple” thrown stoneware bowl with temmoku and oatmeal trailed glazes by Warren MacKenzie. The pot is solid and the epitome of functional; it performs its given task well and tells its story while in use, at rest or on display. Warren is truly gifted in the art of understatement, yet the casual and lyrical decoration has a lot to say. The use of a lighter glaze, effortlessly trailed over the temmoku brings the piece to life and infuses it with movement. Truly a remarkable feat, for someone who doesn’t even think of his pots as a canvas.

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