David Pottinger, Ceramic Artist, Melbourne, Australia.
We were immediately impressed with the work of David Pottinger, after reading an interview with him on TheDesignFiles Daily blog. His work is so serene and exquisite with stunning neutrals and geometric patterns.
David Pottinger’s ceramic pieces have firmly established him as one of Australia’s foremost ceramic artists. David’s technique is known as ‘Neriage’, a Japanese term that refers to the layering, cutting and fusing of different colored clays. David has been exploring the very thin layering of different clays to allow light to pass through, meaning that surfaces which at first appear monochrome are illuminated to reveal a subtle spectrum of pastel colors that lend his forms tonality and vitality. These muted colors reference the natural world and it is easy to read the embedded linear patterns as sedimentary formations in rocks or minerals.