Twig Pots Revisited: Madeleine Child

Auckland Festival of Ceramics

  • Opening Date: Saturday, 4 November 2017
  • Closing Date: Sunday, 3 December 2017
  • Opening Time: Tue-Fri 11-5pm, Sat 11-4pm

Harking back to those days when more than a few could recognise a dolomite speckle, and a display of twig pots was de rigeur - ours were mostly purchased from The Connoisseur - down in the basement of Dawsons the Jewellers. It seemed a fairly open form - anything that a piece or three of dried shivvery grass or lichen- covered stick could be poked in to, and arranged in an unarranged kind of way.

I added substantially to the  collection with my first potteries - many became either garden ornaments or twig pots. It is a free form - heading towards sculpture - open-ended, any- ended and not requiring water tightness, handes or any of that stuff.

 

 

 

Related Links

Back to top