Ceramic by Edward King
Shipwreck Inkwell (Set of 3)
I'm Edward King, a ceramics artist based in Exeter, Devon UK. My background and study was in Soviet art history and fine art practice. Having previously lived in Japan, I absorbed both traditional and modern approaches to art and design.
I like to use a variety of techniques such as hand building and throwing, sometimes combining the two techniques together. What excites me is finishing the objects with my hands in order to determine the final look and feel of the piece. The final form comes from classic shapes that are then intentionally manipulated to create something new. Glazing plays a large part in this, and for me it is all about haphazard layering of different glazes, with areas left exposed. For me the finished piece needs to reference the process in which it was made, either in its overall form or in the glazing.
Since 2019, I have been working on a series of vessels exploring the ideas around extinction, history and catastrophe. These are larger wheel-thrown pieces on which I use heavy texture either from slip or reactive glazes that expand in the firing process.
Stoneware and Reactive Glaze
Maximum Size 7x14x3cm