Dilesh Fernando and Kim Brook will team up for a Joint Second Saturday event at Bracker’s on November 10th, 2012. Dilesh will kick off the day when Bracker’s opens at 10am and Kim will join the event shortly after noon. Dilesh and Kim are integral to the ceramic community in Lawrence and are highly visible at the Lawrence Arts Center
Dilesh Fernando – artist statement
My pottery enhances the daily ritual of eating and drinking. Functional pottery gives me the perfect balance of form and utility. The intended use of the pot determines the form. Fluid lines mimic the motions of people’s everyday activities. I enhance the sense of movement through layers of glazes. My keen interest in chemistry helps me understand characteristics of glazes. I explore glazes to understand and alter them in order to achieve my ultimate goal; creating vessels for important events of daily life like enjoying delicious food.
Kim Brook – artist statement
My talk is going to be more of a hands on demo exploring various methods of surface decoration. It seems artists often stumble after the point of throwing a piece or handbuilding a piece where they think, “Now what?” My portion of the workshop will offer options for decoration in leather hard stage, bone dry stage and bisque stage. The demonstrations of carving, sgrafitto, inlay, shellac, slip trailing, and latex resist will be hands on participation. Attendees will go home with a short handout of explanations.