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Bold Patterns, Delightful Forms
This August Myer Halliday transforms the Concrete Wardrobe exhibition space into a world of bold ceramic vessels, bowls and platters.
Halliday’s work explores the relationship between drawn and brushed line and the ceramic form. Lines are drawn in parallel or laid over each other, often in a mechanistic manner. These repeated patterns are greater than the sum of the individual lines, as meanings become associated with the pattern as a whole rather than the individual marks, like with a fingerprint, or cross-section of a tree trunk. The ceramic forms provide a context for the patterns, and set the limits within which they are expressed. Halliday’s brushed pieces are created in a more dynamic, less measured way, and establish a contrast with the line decorated pieces.
Seeing this process as a metaphor for our own lives Halliday explains, “I see a parallel between the process of pattern making and the way our own stories and biographies are created as accumulations of our interactions, routines and repetitions, expressed within our own unique contexts.”
Using white stoneware forms that are often unglazed, Halliday’s lines are drawn using stains in pencil form. The brushed pieces use the same clay body but are decorated using commercial slips and glazed with a high fired, transparent gloss glaze.
James Donald, Co-Owner of Concrete Wardrobe enthused, “Halliday’s work is both striking and original. There is a depth and detail to his patterning that comes alive on close inspection. Thanks to the Maker of the Month exhibition program we can display a large selection of Halliday’s work at one time, and fully appreciate Halliday's beautiful aesthetic.”
Halliday’s work will be on display at Concrete Wardrobe from 1st to 31st August 2012.
Concrete Wardrobe is open Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm. Sunday 12 to 4pm.
Concrete Wardrobe 50a Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3SA
PR: Katherine Emtage. Co-Owners: James Donald and Fiona McIntosh