View Image Gallery Euan Craig(Full member)Tel: +81 (0)285-68-5922 Email: Web: euancraig.web.fc2.com/sub7.htm
A pot is not complete until it is in use, and so my work is designed for food and function. Wood fired porcelaineous functional ware is my main focus. Plates and bowls, cups and vessels designed to enhance both Japanese and Western cuisine. The works are made in collaboration with the force of nature, using environmentally responsible firing techniques. I draw on both oriental and occidental traditions, but incorporate modern technology to create work relevant to the contemporary lifestyle.
Work generally available from:
Work is also available direct from the “Washitsu” Gallery at Euan’s studio.
The pots are generally wheel thrown and decorated partially with chattering, incising and impressed designs. The clay is a blend of Japanese porcelain and stoneware, bringing out the best qualities of both materials, including translucency and durability. Partial glazing is done at the raw stage with glazes made of locally obtained materials. The remaining body is left bare to be glazed and marked by the natural flame and ash effects of the wood firing, as well as straw marking left by the careful placement of Japanese “Igusa” straw. They are once fired under reduction from raw to 1300c+ in 14 hours in an original design wood fired kiln. The kiln was originally designed by Euan in 1994 and uses only a small amount of recycled wood to achieve the desired effects. A small amount of Soda Ash is introduce with the wood at the end of the firing to enhance the wood effects. The firing process is designed to be as environmentally responsible as possible while expressing the gentle beauty of the forces of nature.
1964 Born in Melbourne, Australia
1984 Group Exhibition at Meat Market Craft Centre, Melbourne
Workshops and Lectures
1992 Workshop for Sydney Ceramics Study Group, Sydney, Australia
2005 “Garaku” Gallery and Restaurant, Omiya, Japan
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: 2665 Ichihana, Ichikai-machi, Haga-gun, Tochigi-ken, Japan, 321-3423.
Telephone: +81 (0)285-68-5922
Availability: Visitors welcome but please phone or email first.
Directions: Fifteen minutes by car from Mashiko Station, or five minutes from Ichihana Station, on the Mohka Railway line. Alternatively take the train to Utsunomiya and a bus to Mashiko Station. If you can get that far I’ll come and get you!
Joined on: 2007-02-07
Last Updated: 2011-09-04