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Past Exhibition:
Shape, Form, Character and some DRAMA
29/06/2019 to 09/08/2019

Room 1 - Cherry Tewfik

Flanged Dish
by Cherry Tewfik

Cherry Tewfik

Cherry studied ceramics at Canterbury Christ Church University in the UK and has been making pots ever since. She has taught pottery in schools and the prison in Canterbury. She has attended courses with Jo Connell, Seth Cardew, Tim Andrews and David and Margaret Frith. Cherry works mainly in stoneware and porcelain, with gold, glass and oxide inlays and coloured slips and clays. For the past three years she has run a Clay Throwdown in the Canterbury Festival.
Cherry experiments in different ways with her medium, for example with the dramatic Japanese ceramic method of raku. Here, the pots are fired quickly and taken out of the kiln when they are between 750 and 1000 degrees, then plunged into sawdust which immediately bursts into flames and creates a huge amount of smoke. This permeates the glazed surface of the pot giving interesting blemishes, spots and crackles.
She worked as a potter for two years in Malaysia, setting up two rural potteries, and a third in the museum in Pekan. She has had several solo exhibitions in Singapore, and with the British Council in Kuala Lumpur. She is a member of the Kent Potters Association, and has a studio in Canterbury.

Artist's statement:

My multicultural background has been a leading influence in my pots. Patterns and decorations stem from my life in Kenya and Malaysia, shapes from Thailand and Libya and glazes from China and Japan. I decorate my pots with inlaid scraffito with multiple applications of glaze, pigment and lustres to create ceramics with a varied, rich surface.

Flanged Dish

Size: 18.5 cm

Medium: Horsehair Raku

Price: Price On Application


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