Alison Brannen: Large Sculptural Vase titled Earthbound



Alison has created a large sculptural vase featuring bits and pieces on the surface suggesting disintegration, shedding and falling away.  The vase is fired twice, first in an electric kiln (called a bisque firing) then in an outdoor reduction kiln. It is then stacked in a saggar chamber packed with woodchips, slips and copper and fired to 1800 F.  Each piece records the marks of the fire and will slightly vary in colour, pattern, size, and weight.  Retail Feature: Toronto Potters Biennial Exhibition titled FLUX Earthbound was juried by Denis Longchamps (Executive Director and Chief Curator of The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery) and Susan Low-Beer (Award Winning Ceramic Artist).

Care & Use: For decorative use and not for food or water.  Please handle the item from the base and with care.

Material: Saggar fired porcelain with slip and copper

Measurement (in.): D12 x H16

Weight (lb.): 5+

SKU: 771175





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About The Artist

Alison Brannen

Alison Brannen is a Toronto-based artist who has been working in clay for 20 years. She is the recipient of three recent ceramic awards: the Anne Sneath Best in Show Award at the 2016 Hamilton and Region Juried Exhibition; the Tuckers Award of Merit at the 19th Toronto Potter’s Biennial in 2016; and Best Non-Functional Award in the Burlington All-Guilds Show in 2017 . Her work has been exhibited at the Art Gallery of Burlington, Craft Ontario, Oeno Gallery, Todmorden Gallery, and Fusion Fireworks Exhibition, among others. Brannen has presented workshops and lectured at St. Lawrence College Brockville, Fusion Clay and Glass Conference, the Art Gallery of Burlington Potters Guild, Mississauga Potters Guild, Pine Tree Potters, and Pleasant Pottery in Toronto. She taught ceramics at Rosedale Heights School of the Arts for 17 years. Brannen has an MFA in printmaking and photography from the University of New Mexico Albuquerque and a BFA in painting from York University.

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