Swept. This impressive white porcelain vessel suggests fragility but radiates a calm sense of beauty. Thanks to the artist's original casting process that incorporates fibreglass and involves multiple firings, it is incredibly fine but internally strong, 2019, 40 x 40 x 19cm/16 x 16 x 7.5".
Sanctuary, the controlled study of texture in the 25 porcelain torn-edged scrolls creates a deep resonance. Wall-mounted on a rich, generous slab of live edge walnut, it changes the aesthetic atmosphere of its surrounding space. 52L x 8.5D x 21H in
Red Winged Blackbirds Wreath. This mixed-media ceramic sculpture measures 12 x 70 x 60 cm and can be installed on the wall or placed flat. Six porcelain birds have been painted with underglazes and glazes and have wings of wood, cattails, seed pods. This series initially developed for a solo 2016 Craft Ontario exhibition When Horses Walked on Water in Toronto. The series explores nature and industrial development through bird imagery. Birds were native and abundant to the area before urban development and are a reflection on the environment before extensive human habitation and manipulation.
Black Sheep. Erin Robertson is an artist who works in various media. Her ceramic sculptures are wonderfully life-like and call to mind her bronze public installation, Bellwether, created with Anna Williams for the Longfields Transit Station. (See 3rd image)
Shigaraki wood fire clay, porcelain, glaze, 18 x 10.5 x 13".
Coil hand-built and wheel thrown, Wood fired in Japan to 1280c
This piece was created at the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in Japan during a two-month residency supported by Canada Council for the Arts Travel Abroad grant. It was twice fired in wood and gas kiln. The molten feldspar beads on the surface is a well-known unique character of the local clay there.
Stoneware, coil built and hand carved, wood fired to cone
11 x 12"
These pieces are results of the artist's ongoing series which draws inspirations from the gourd (hulu 葫芦), which Ancient Chinese regarded to be a symbol of prosperity and good luck as it is prolific in fruits and seeds. It is also believed to be a charm to ward off evil spirits and disease, as well as a symbol of longevity.
Peace Study. This porcelain wall sculpture hangs either vertically or horizontally. It's hanging structure is invisible so it floats effortlessly on the wall. Each hand-formed porcelain arc is set into the matte resin backdrop. In a meditative dance, the artist arranges the composition in the moment before it sets. 22 x 60"