Everywhere I go
22 February to 15 March 2020

  1. Iceberg Alley revisited
    porcelain, glaze
    300 x 200 x 370 mm
    2020
    $7,200
  2. Wasters V (accumulate)
    porcelain, glaze
    160 x 180 x 210 mm
    2020
    $1,600
  3. Wasters VII (accumulate)
    porcelain, glaze
    260 x 210 x 180 mm
    2020
    $1,600
  4. Wasters IV (accumulate)
    porcelain, glaze
    400 x 200 x 300 mm
    2020
    $6,800
  5. Wasters VI (accumulate)
    porcelain, glaze
    120 x 140 x 310 mm
    2020
    $1,600
  6. Iceberg Alley revisited II
    porcelain, red clay, glaze, epoxy
    400 x 270 x 500 mm
    2020
    $7,200

Everywhere I go
For a long time Atkinson has been addressing waste (environmental and otherwise) in her work. For this series she set herself a restriction, a making restraint, to use only existing pieces that had been broken or discarded or hadn’t ‘worked’ at the time, refiring them into both environmental statement and about what it means to be a maker in 2020.

"Making restraint: all works in this exhibition were recovered, repaired, reconstructed. Everything 'Fired Up'" including the tables.
A further restraint was that the work was not to be refired with gas. This was no small restraint as gas firing has provided glazes with the depth and sublety of colour, my language for the past two decades. But I can't go on protests against mining for coal and gas and at the same time continue with 'work as usual'.

Raewyn Atkinson

raewynatkinson.co.nz