Student Competition
Ceramics NZ - Student Competition 2012
Kate Burchette - Merit Award Winner

Apart from the Premier Award this was one of the top five scoring students in the judges' listing.
Blue Moon
Blue Moon

2012 has been Glaze 2 and Art History so I had fun developing one of my drawing subjects.

Using the enduring ice cream I’ve attempted to bring to mind the moments associated with familiar pleasures.

My glaze project has been to develop an engobe, a surface application suggested to me last year by Peter Collis. I have been working with the effects and additives to an engobe that give me some surface flexibility.

My choice of work for this competition used a sprayed engobe giving me the creamy effect I wanted. This piece has worked on several levels, satisfying my early cravings for blue moon ice cream as well as the anticipation leading up to the reward.

I like using a construction technique. It allows me to build a piece. A bit like putting together an open puzzle. Negative space is important, and working like this lets me develop the shapes I want as my thoughts unfold.

It is never a rushed process.

Using some bisqued elements along with raw clay is delicate work but not impossible and the multiple firings give me the layers essential to show the thought process of the work.
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Otago Polytechnic School of Art

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