Local rock turned to art
GEOFF Crispin’s sublime talent for producing stunning pieces of wood-fired stoneware and porcelain ceramics is well-known throughout the Clarence Valley - and now you have a chance own one of his masterpieces.
Today and tomorrow, Mr Crispin is holding a sale at his Whiteman Creek Pottery featuring some of his latest stunning works.
The master potter said his latest works combined his 40 years experience, raw materials from the Clarence Valley and two years of research and development.
Featuring earthy brown, grey and black glazes developed from crushed local rock, the latest stoneware and porcelain range is all microwave and oven-proof.
“It has taken about two years to develop the new glazes to get them to a stage where they work,” he said.
“The rock has a lot of iron in it so there are a lot of browns and blacks in the glazes, which are then covered with a blue opalescence glaze.”
Fired in his 120 cubic foot wood fire kiln at around 1320 degrees Celsius, the general utility items and feature pieces are made of clay also developed by Mr Crispin using local materials.
News of his talent is spreading like wildfire with galleries from Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra all soon to display his work.
Whiteman Creek Pottery is open Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm at 40 Whiteman Creek Rd.
If you can’t get to this weekend’s sale you can contact Mr Crispin on 6644 9685 to arrange to see his work or to ask for directions to his gallery.