Wednesday, April 8, 2009

A taste of what's to come.

Everyone at Pan Gallery is looking forward to this exhibition.

Last year Helen Martin was chosen from a field of applicants for the interstate artist opportunity. She hails from Amaroo, ACT and will be travelling south to exhibit at Pan later this month.

Helen’s art practice fuses textile techniques with ceramic processes. Pure wool knitted objects are saturated in a Shino glaze and transformed through the heat of the kiln into textile-like ceramic pieces.

For the past four years she has developed and explored this innovative technique and has recently returned to its origin in the 'sampler', a research device to test glazes and firing methods, as well as knitting and crochet patterns, resulting in a collection of patterns and techniques from which to draw.

The pieces range from delicate, fragile pieces to heavy chunky works,
all encapsulating a domestic connection and honour the skills of the makers in her family.

Correct Tension
1 to 27 May

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