Gail Altschuler

Gail Altschuler

Blurring the lines between art and craft.

The storytelling sculptural ceramics are slab-built porcelain vessels and wall hanging plates, illustrated with sketchbook observations. The themes include musicians, buddha sculptures, masks, plants, children at play and objects drawn while visiting museums. Building my porcelain pieces by hand, I fire them up to 1220ºC. The process involves many graphic procedures, combining Mishima, inlay techniques, sgraffito and coloured washes, all under a transparent glaze. The Mishima inlay technique has hand drawn lines, deepened and corrected using a sharp pin needle tool and then filled with underglaze before cleaning back to the crisp lines. 

I work from my home/ studio in North London. Art history, art education and ceramics are my passions. I studied Art and Design, Fine Art, History of Art and have an MA in Art and Design Education. I teach ceramics, art and art history to adults, teens and children.

Also at 16 Carysfort Road, N8 8RB

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