Robyn Cove (14 November 2018)

Wednesday 14 November 2018, 7:45pm at Polehampton Junior School

Robyn makes functional wheel thrown stoneware from her home studio in Cardiff.  She received a BA(hons) Ceramics from Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2008 and has been actively working within the field of ceramics since. Her pottery captures a rustic warmth with full forms and contemporary surface designs. The main focus of the pottery is that it functions. The form and size of the pots are made with usability in mind. Texture and other decoration are not only for aesthetic interest but also for function. These either give grip or highlight the contours of the pot allowing for easier visual understanding before and whilst the pot is in the hands. Robyn’s pots are wheel thrown with a black stoneware clay that she has developed and mixes herself. Much of the current production is in a coarse black clay, this additional grit gives body and a softness in appearance to the end ceramic. The pots often feature turned feet and carved or painted decoration which give detail and definition to the forms. The ceramic surface may be left naked to accentuate the colour and texture of the clay body or they are decorated by layering slip and glaze which highlight their textures, edges and contours.

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Here are photographs from Robyn’s interesting talk and demonstration of her faceting technique; 


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