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Erika Aupperle - Stoneware, Tableware  




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I have been working with clay for many years.

I have a diploma in Art, specializing in Ceramics, from the Australian National University in Canberra.

I submit work to exhibitions and have picked up a few awards on the way. I have also given workshops and done teaching.

I mostly make tableware - things which have some practical function; hopefully being used and enjoyed every day.

I like glazes and what happens during firing, how they change. With most of the glazes I use there is always a certain amount of unpredictability involved, which can be exciting and frustrating.

I fire to stoneware temperature, 1260-1280 centigrade in an electric kiln. The pots are safe to use in the oven, (put them on a wooden board when they are hot) and they are microwave proof. You can put them in the dishwasher if you want.

Over the last few years I have been lucky enough to travel to China, Jingdezhen, the porcelain Mecca and enjoy residencies there which added a new dimension to my practice.

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