Wayne Clark Ceramicist/Potter
I graduated from Harrow in 1995 with a degree in workshop ceramics. In 200 I gained an MA in Applied Arts from the North Wales School of Art and Design in Wrexham. I am now based in Prestatyn, North Wales where I have a small workshop and an Anagama wood-kiln down on the coast.
I make work with the firing in mind, creating and making marks in the clay with the intention of catching the ash from the fire, which at sustained temperatures turns to glaze, thus pooling as it runs over the work. Working on large sculptural pieces gives me the opportunity to be more aggressive with my marks, sometimes ripping and piercing through the work. With smaller functional pieces I try to maintain the same aggressive impressions in a more contained manner.