I arrived at Brisbane Arts Institute to join a group of artists from all over the country – Brisbane, Noosa, Darwin, Maleny, Gold Coast and others.
Candone is an American raku artist and had just been in Ubud, Bali, doing workshops there.
Candone states on her website: “My education is American, the firing technique is Japanese, the glaze influences are from Morocco, and the forms are inspired by ancient architecture and vessels.”
Her unique way of building vessels, especially the basketweave pattern, and her lovely glazes have made her quite famous as a ceramic artist.
Her generosity in sharing her techiques was amazing and we learned so much.
As part of the workshop, we all got to handbuild pots, which were then bisqued and then we raku’d them on the second day of the workshop – quite a treat!!!
Here’s my raku’d piece:
Here are some of Candone Wharton’s work – I have alot to aspire to!