Retail Gallery Exhibition
A graduate of the prestigious ceramic BA at Harrow, Prestatyn based Wayne Clark makes large sculptural pieces and smaller functional wares, generally from a stoneware body with additives of Ruabon red clay and coarse sand, he uses various ash and shino glazes, as well as vitreous slips to create fascinating surface effects.
Wayne’s large sculptural pieces, particularly his vase and bottle forms, allow the opportunity to make quite radical and exuberant marks. with the intention of them catching ash from the fire. This will then at sustained temperatures turn to glaze, these poolings of glaze creates both dramatic and subtle areas of great beauty as they run over the work.
There is a powerful energy in Wayne Clark’s ceramics, however while visceral and immediate in their allure, contemplation allows one to enjoy their subtle delights. They are pots to live with: to use or reflect upon.
Ruthin Craft Centre will be displaying Wayne’s work in a Retail Showcase from 29th September to 18th November 2018.