Hi, my name is Liz Collinson, and I’m going to show you how to paint with porcelain!
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About Liz Collinson
I live in the most beautiful part of the country. The coast line, to the north of Lancaster is very special with gorgeous colourful beaches, and spectacular sunsets. The Trough of Bowland has raw beauty with quiet rolling hills and plentiful wildlife and just up the road is the Lake District. It could be a bit warmer though!
I graduated in the summer of 2007 with a First Class Honours Degree in Ceramics, “Best in show” award from Portmeirion and a bursary from the Craft Potters Association.
Since attending the Slade School of Art in the summer of 2008, I have been experimenting with colour, both in my oil paintings and my ceramics.
I am very creative and I would find it hard to work only with one type of clay and one technique. Therefore I paint and slab build with porcelain and I throw and turn with earthenware and stoneware clay.
I paint with a mixture of porcelain fibre slip and the 3 primary colour stains along with some oxides. My paintings are spontaneous, Each day is different and I paint how I feel on the day. I have the sense of what would be an interesting thin translucent vessel. The surface quality is very important as I love textures. I enjoy the ambiguity of making seemingly, decaying pieces of work from delicately thin, precious porcelain.
I use the highest quality materials and strive to attain the highest standard of work. I throw with earthenware and stoneware clays and I enjoy the risk of producing the thinnest, largest vessel possible with a piece of clay. The form is all important and I love rounded shapes which melt into the hands upon holding . Although throwing is an addictive process, it is the turning which I enjoy the most. To achieve a beautiful vessel, the weight to size ratio has to be just right and this is achieved by knowing the vessel literally inside and out before turning.
The final stage is the glazing. It’s a celebration; by applying gorgeous glazes, some buttery and warm, others more colourful, the vessel becomes whole.