earth & fire represent the two elements that produce a ceramic object. without the other they are simply components : together they create both practical objects + pieces of art. working as both primer + inspiration, earth & fire explores the techniques, practices + tools of over forty-five working ceramicists.
creating everything from woodfired + fine porcelain wares, sculptured vases, everyday cups, bowls + plates, to jewellery + wall pieces, these artists work in a wide range of styles + mediums to create their ceramics. although the methods vary, the overall sentiment is that the earth & fire that the artists use to make their objects are the ultimate masters. just when they think they know one thing, the clay, glaze + heat will teach them another.
there will always be more to learn. working with clay is, quite simply, humbling. written + compiled by kylie johnson + tiffany johnson, earth & fire captures the diverse beauty + utility of ceramics, demonstrating that clay doesn't just get under your fingernails : it gets under your skin.