Joan CAMPBELL | Form

Joan CAMPBELL
Australia 1925 – Australia 1997
Visits to Asia, Europe, USA, New Zealand undated

Form 1973
raku-fired earthenware
61.2 (h) cm 53.0 cm (diameter)
Crafts Board of the Australia Council Collection 1980
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
NGA 1982.1501
© (1973) Estate of Joan Campbell

Joan Campbell is known for her experimental ceramic work using the Japanese ‘raku’ firing technique. Using simple kilns, this a process by which smoked and iridescent surface effects can be achieved through the introduction of combustible materials, such as leaves and seaweed, into the kiln during firing and by rapid cooling of the object. Campbell worked with large organic forms inspired by the eroded surfaces of rock and limestone along the Western Australian coastline





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