Cindy’s current work is colourful high-fire porcelain and stoneware pottery designed for use in the home, to commemorate special occasions, or to add a whimsical touch to the garden.
General information: Belle and Dragon Pottery, Cindy Gibson
“The Islands” platter. A fun platter that showcases my Vancouver Island surroundings. 14 inches diameter, porcelain, wheel thrown, painted with underglazes and slips, clear glaze fired to 1280 degrees Celsius (cone 10) in an electric kiln.
Laude/Rebec teapot. Porcelain, with reed and porcelain handle, additional helper knob on lower back of teapot, holds 2500ml. A commissioned gift for a medieval choir member led to the enjoyable research into imagery for this large teapot. The two side panels under the indented arches depict nighttime music scenes: on this side a rebec player; on the other side is a harpist. The spout and back ends are daytime scenes: the spout end sprouts a briar patch and the back end pictures damsels listening to music.
Porcelain bird feeder with steel cable and wooden beads, wheel thrown in 4 pieces and assembled. Lift the lid to fill with seed. Virtually squirrel proof as they find it impossible to hang on. To attract larger birds insert a small branch into the lower loop. Includes drainage holes. Clay portion is 12 inches across, 10 inches high.
"Sara's Kitchen" is a custom tile project made for a +500 year old house in England. The subject was inspired by the owners' garden. This detail shows one corner of the alcove surrounding the cooker (a corner of the cooker is visible, as well as the fan control at the top). More than 1000 individually shaped tiles make up this mural. A white stoneware clay and custom colourful glazes were used, fired to 1280 degrees Celsius in an electric kiln.
These little birds and birdhouses perch atop a fence tile. Designed to be mounted on a fence or gate rail, made of high fire stoneware and porcelain, this fence art is durable enough to stay outside in all weather. Secure the tile to your fence using the two screw holes provided. Of course may also be enjoyed indoors!
Where to find my work in 2013:
Garden art will be available on the Saanich Scattered Artists Studio tour (May 18 and 19) Details and printable brochure at www.scattered-artists.ca.
I will show an expanded range of work with the Pacific Rim Potters: Spring Show - (Saturday May 11) and Fall Show - (Saturday November 2, 2013). Knox Presbyterian Church Hall, 2964 Richmond Road, 10 to 4.
I will also take part in a garden show of ceramics and glass: "Six Artists - art in the garden", 1507 Westall Ave, Victoria (June 16) 11 am to 4 pm.
All of these events are Free.
Hope to see you at one or all of these events!
Contact Belle and Dragon Pottery, Cindy Gibson
House B, 1520 Edgeware Rd, Victoria, V8T 2J7, British Columbia
Phone (250) 592-8257
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Studio visits welcome, by appointment.