5Artists Playing With Fire
Five artists working in silver, glass and ceramics:
Debby Marsh works in silver. Pattern and texture play a large part in her work, using roller printing and etching with oxidised surfaces and polished highlights. More recently she has been including large, semi-precious stones which she chooses for their visual qualities rather than their perfection or worth.
Wytske Lazenby specialises in cold metal work to make functional pieces such as spoons, jars and bowls and also makes quirky work on a surprisingly small scale.
Emma Rawlins journey has been to seek to let go and not try to control the metal, but let the process and materials speak for themselves. She is fascinated by the textural qualities of silver, where imperfections become an integral part of the design.
Jacky Edwards works in glass as she finds it a wonderfully varied and versatile medium. Pate de Verre is her current process passion as the fragility and strength built from glass powders work well with the stories of people and communities that she wants to tell.
Robert Collingwood is an ex architect who has been making pots for 10 years. Everything starts on the wheel though many of the objects are then modified from wheel made parts. Mostly useable dishes, bowls, plates, vases, teapots in stoneware, with some bottles and decorative vessels as well. Lightness elegance and precision are the qualities sought.