Kathleen Tennock Pottery
Kathleen was born in South Africa where she studied Fine Art at the Johannesburg Art Foundation and though she no longer lives there, the forms and textures of Africa is still very present in her work. For the last 14 years Kathleen has been working primarily in clay, using primitive methods of firing like sawdust and Naked Raku. Without using glaze she can maintain the tactile quality of the clay, something that is very important to her as she wants her work to invite touch as much as she wants it to be visually pleasing. The raw texture of the clay and spontaneous markings created by the smoke firing during the Naked raku process, gives her work a natural and almost stone-like quality.