Daniel Boyle will participate in this exhibition with round stoneware boxes that are sometimes executed with several stories.
Artist’s statement: I make salt-glazed woodfired ceramics, living and working in West Wales. My pieces are contemporary, functional, wheel-based forms, things to be used and enjoyed. I combine traditional and modern ways of working, firing in a 75 cubic foot catenary arched kiln with wood to 1300o centigrade. These firings produce many original surfaces and colours. I aim to create works which are individual and original in design and execution.Using slips of different vitrifying temperatures, and with the use of a spray gun I layer them on top of each other. Putting the most vitreous on the top and firing to make this top layer break and move leaving the undercoat stable to create a base colour, exaggerating the salt glaze effect. I fire a 75 cubic foot sprung arched kiln on wood and oil to 1300 degrees centigrade. The firing time is around 14 hours with the addition of salt in the final 2 hours. Aiming to create an atmosphere within the kiln that when the salt vapour is introduced quite fantastic fluid qualities and colours are produced. Look on the Dutch version of this page for pieces in stock.
1991 Crafts Council ‘Setting-up’ grant
1994 Prince’s Trust ‘Partners in Europe’ Travel Grant
1996 The Hungarian Ministry of Culture – Prince’s Trust
‘The Fragile Continent’ (Forming links and working with Hungarian artists)
1999 Welsh Arts Council, Craft Bursary2000
Travel and research award, for travel to Hungary and research development.
2000 I.C.S. Ketchkemet, Hungary Scholarship to New Generation
2002 Welsh Arts Council – Professional Development Award
2007 Sponsors Award, Goudse, Holland
2010 Goudse Plateel Award, Goudse, Holland
2011 Development and Research Grant, Welsh Arts Council
Louise and Reinier International salt glaze exhibition – Deventer, Holland
Joint exhibition with painter Gerald Dewsbury – Denbigh, Wales
Work selected to exhibit with the John Piper Exhibition – Manchester Art Gallery
Newly selected members exhibition – Craft in the Bay, Cardiff