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Let it Slip
26th May 2022 @ 10:00 am - 18th June 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Let it Slip is a joint exhibition featuring the works of Prue Cooper, Hannah McAndrew, and Sean Miller as they celebrate their new slipware.
Slipware refers to the decorating process whereby slip, a liquid mixture of clay, is dripped, splashed, painted, or otherwise applied to leather-hard pre-fired ceramics.
The three ceramicists pay close attention to this visual dimension of their works, with Prue Cooper focusing heavily on the quotations that adorn the edges of her pieces, Hannah McAndrew using her 18 years of experience and practice to embody the floral abundance of her garden in her pots, and Sean Miller developing a range of functional domestic table and kitchen-ware influenced by English medieval and later traditions.
Although brought together by their mutual affinity for slip, each ceramicist explores unique aspects of their making and decorating process.
In this exhibition, Hannah McAndrew explores ways of translating love and recollections of a person into slip. Prue Cooper recalls conversations she had with her brother and utilises quotes and imagery to bring her pieces to life. Sean Miller experiments with variations of marbling and feathering techniques and enjoys observing the subtle differences to the final product once fired depending on where it is placed when it is wood fired.