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IAN GLENNY WINTER EXHIBITION (article first published : 2003-07-19)

Well-known KZN potter Ian Glenny will host an exhibition on July 26 and 27 at the Dargle Valley Pottery on the famous Midlands Meander route.

The exhibition will feature a comprehensive range of wood- and oil-reduction fired ceramics by Ian and his son, Daniel Griffin.

Four years ago, Ian took Daniel to England to meet some of the premier wood-firing potters there notably Svend Beyer; whose wood-firing workshop they attended. This sparked an interest in Daniel and last year he spent three months in an apprenticeship with his father.

He then went home to Hermanus and started his own pottery workshop, working in terracotta and stoneware. He has spent a further four months in apprenticeship with Ian, this time focusing on building a traditional Japanese Anagama Kiln (catenary arched, built sloping up a hill, fired with wood). This kiln will be fired for the exhibition, as well as Ian's original oil-fired reduction kiln - they produce quite different effects on the pots. The wood-firing especially produces very organic, tactile work resulting from the random action of the ashes during the firing - muted, earthy colours and lots of texture.

On offer will be shapes such as decorative large vases, platters and urns. There will also be a range of domestic ware from mugs, jugs and lidded jars to a large range of bowls, platters, etc. The pieces are decorated in the distinctive style of organic ash glazes, as well as Ian's trademark double and triple dips.

The exhibition will be open from 09h00 until 17h00 and refreshments will be served. Also on display will be the work of Durban artist Lauriana Glenny which promises a feast of strong oils on canvas dealing with fruits, vegetables and other organic subjects. For details phone 033 234 4377 or email: firedearth@chillibyte.com




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