Poetry picture (starlight)
Poetry picture (starlight)
Ceramic picture in hand made frame (waxed) Original poetry by Chris Goan 18cm square.   This piece was made by coating a slab of wet clay with different colours of slip, to form a suggestion of a night sky over mountains. The poem is from an advent collection that Chris worked on in conjunction with some other artists, entitled We who still wait . The full poem is below;   Starlight   To you whose hope Seems stolen Know this tender thing; The bruised old sky above you (Which seems to yawn indifference) Is, in fact, leaking light.   Particles tumble down Like this promise; I am here Where you are   For I know what you know I see what you see The fences you built are no protection From starlight   My stars leave no shadow And in this gentle light Shy things Become possible.                
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Poetry picture (darkness is waiting, like pregnancy)
Poetry picture (darkness is waiting, like pregnancy)
Ceramic picture in hand made frame (waxed) Original poetry by Chris Goan 18cm square.   Sometimes, what comes out of the kiln is a glorious surprise, even if not exactly what you intended. This picture is a prime example of that. We were trying to create a sunrise sky, and the hit-and-miss glaze effect is really rather lovely.    
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Poetry picture (will the river run forever?)
Poetry picture (will the river run forever?)
Ceramic picture in hand made frame (waxed) Original poetry by Chris Goan 18cm square.   This picture features stylised flowing water, with raised sections left in bare clay, and recessed sections glazed in a rich green-blue glaze. The poem is one written for an exhibition, entitled 'Where the streams come from' (also the title of one of Chris's poetry books (here). Perhaps the poems should speak for itself, so here it is in full;   Will the river run forever?   Will the river run forever? Will it keep on tumbling down this cliff? Will it keep on sparkling with the splash of light and life? Will it dance to the scale of fin and fish, Or will the music it makes Fall silent?   Will the river run forever? Will it carry the boat that carries me? Will the flow go past these fields I know And twist and turn to new places? Or will it leave me just a fool, floundering In a stagnant pool?   Will the river run forever? Will it keep carving these old rocks? Will it keep on carrying them as suspended sediment, Spew them through the open-mouth of an estuary Fan them across the ocean floor, Or will it fail?   Will the river run forever? Will it irrigate? Will it recreate the flow Of life in me? Will it roll through this world like laughter? Will it quench the thirst of a thousand tongues Or will it dry, like the salt tears of a woman Done with weeping?  
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Poetry picture (the winter rains are almost done)
Poetry picture (the winter rains are almost done)
Ceramic picture in hand made frame (waxed) Original poetry by Chris Goan 18cm square.   This picture features an image of a misty day, with a weak spring sun through some stylised pine trees. Chris is one of those people for whom spring is like an emergence from a long dark tunnel. It is no exageration to say that he longs for it, and loves every moment, every tender bud, every bright green blade of brand new grass. The poem used on this piece is spring poem, written in response to one of the greatest love poems in history, the Song of Songs; "Flowers appear all over the earth for this is the season of singing."
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Ceramic sculpture (heavenly choir)
Ceramic sculpture (heavenly choir)
Ceramic sculpture, mounted on driftwood block and featuring lines of original poetry. 5.5cm x 6 cm x 14cm approx This charming piece happened when Michaela started playing around with an idea arising from an advent poem. She made a series of singing angels and these were mounted on a block of driftwood to form a choir. The line of poetry is from this poem; Baalam’s Ass Numbers 22:21-38   “Look! It’s there! Can’t you see it? Wings like thunderclouds Eyes like searchlights Robes spun from the last rays of the summer sun It is either a fairy pumped up on steroids Or a feckin’ Angel Not an allegorical one either.”   So it was that the Living God Sent a mighty Angel To play hide and seek with a Donkey So that a pagan sorcerer Could speak out holy words To confound all Israel.   And a whole sky-choir Of heavenly creatures Chuckled.
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Ceramic sculpture (I am love)
Ceramic sculpture (I am love)
Ceramic sculpture, mounted on driftwood block and featuring lines of original poetry. 9cm x 6.5cm x 15cm This piece has the form of a woman holding a sun and a moon, suggesting a connection with the eternal ebb and flow of living. The poem featured is one in which Chris was trying to grapple with the mystery that is at the heart of everything, which is perhaps a better way to describe this piece too. Here is the poem in full; I am I am bird, I am wind I am scaled, I am skinned I am soil, I am stone I am flesh, I am bone I am ebb, I am flow I am stream, I am snow I am all of these things And I am nothing   I am love, I am light I am morning, I am night I am atom, I am star I am close, I am far I am start, I am end I am stranger, I am friend I am all of these things And I am nothing   I am silence, I am song I am right, I am wrong I am sea, I am shore I am less, I am more I am young, I am old I am iron, I am gold I am all of these things And I am nothing
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Emily’s Little Succulent Pot
Emily’s Little Succulent Pot
This small pot was designed for succulents but has any number of purposes. The design was inspired by swirling waves with a cloudy sky, but still leaves it up to your imagination. The blue at the bottom is a slip (coloured clay) swirled onto of the pot before it is dry, with a wash of transparent glaze to give it some shine. It is about 6 cm high, and has about a 5 cm diameter.
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Emily’s washed blue planter
Emily’s washed blue planter
Large planter, glazed in an explosion of yellow and blue. This pot is ideal as a planter to highlight your lovely plants indoors. It has an overlap with a nice wave. The colour was made using a blue slip which was painted on while the clay was still wet. Once this was fired a transparent glaze was painted over to give the pot it's shine. It is about 15 cm high, 13 cm diameter.      
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Emily’s Green Colander
Emily’s Green Colander
Hand made ceramic pot, ideal for rings and keep-sakes. This large colander looks lovely sat on your shelf or being used in your sink. First the shape is made, the handles are attached and the pot is dried slightly. The holes are then done by hand, carefully one at a time using a hole punch. Once it is dried it was fired and glazed using a washed back, textured green. The diameter is 26 cm and it is about 9 cm tall.    
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Emily’s Sea Shell Pot
Emily’s Sea Shell Pot
This sea themed pot is a lovely wash of blues with a hint of green. The lines you see pressed into the pot are created using a scallop shell rolled all around the outside. These lines become more clear once the pot is fired and glazed.
The pot is 9.5cm at it's widest point and 8cm at the narrower side. It stands about 6cm tall.      
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Emily’s Orange Pot with Lid
Emily’s Orange Pot with Lid
Hand made ceramic pot, ideal for rings and keep-sakes. This eye catching, orange pot is both useful and decorative. The glaze has black flecks through the bright orange, on the inside and the outside. To make a pot with a lid is a lot trickier than without! First the pot is made made then the lid, the two have to be dried together ready for the kiln, so they shrink at roughly the same rate. The handle is particularly delicate at this phase, so is usually wrapped in bubble wrap! The pot is about 7.5 cm tall (not including the handle) and has a diameter of 7.5 cm.    
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Emily’s Asymmetrical Star Pot
Emily’s Asymmetrical Star Pot
Hand made ceramic pot, ideal for rings and keep-sakes. This little pot is inspired by the starry night sky, above the horizon. It has a star gently pressed into the front which is picked out with glaze. It was then glazed using a blue which contains darker blue crystals which pop in the kiln to create the darker blue flecks you see. 5 cm X 6 cm and about 5.5cm tall.    
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