Jennie Hanrahan

About Jennie Hanrahan

WPA

I am influenced by the local landscape, contours and landmarks both ancient and modern. Specifically, the object as artefact situated in this landscape. I am exploring ideas of the lost, the found, the concealed and the revealed.
The Egg forms are also emblematic of the Divine Feminine.
I hand build, using coiling, pinching and slabbing techniques. I apply several layers of slip which produces a sultry surface as smooth as a baby’s bottom. I then build a fire that will produce the final surface decoration and relish the moment when I can finally relinquish it to the flames to flick and flash, marking the surface. The rapid changes in temperature within a bonfire sometimes cause cracks to form. I celebrate these ‘battle scars’ by highlighting them with gold leaf echoing the Japanese craft of Kin-tsugi’.
“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” Leonard Cohen.

jenniehanrahanceramics@yahoo.co.uk
www.jenniehanrahanceramics.co.uk





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