More about Ian
Ian continues to make individual vessel forms, sometimes functional, sometimes purely sculptural. These are usually high-fired stoneware with iron and copper stained glazes over finely carved surfaces. They include functional items like teapots, tea bowls, bowls, elongated serving dishes, platters and vase forms.
The production pots Ian makes are a range of sturdy, functional stoneware with form and decoration appropriate to their purpose. It is Ian's intention that these pots will not only perform well, but that they will bring great pleasure in their everyday use.
Over the last twenty years, Ian has increased his involvement with large-scale modular ceramic work for public art, sometimes freestanding, sometimes integrated into building projects.
These use cast 3D ceramic tiles and forms or reshaped wheel-thrown pieces as building blocks. They include textural work for walls or curved surfaces and arrangements of multiple stacked blocks. Each project has some connection with the rhythmic pattern possibilities when using many similar shapes together.