This enormous dish is thrown from 30 pounds of clay! Svend Bayer reveals the inspiration behind the decoration of this wonderful charger and his happy discovery of the affects of his wood fired kiln on a kaki glaze.
In this film Svend Bayer explains how he constructs these imposing large jars. Achieving these dramatic glaze effects on such a large pot is fraught with danger and pitfalls. Svend discusses the glaze surface and describes how the beautiful ‘chunning’ effect occurs.
Celadon glaze transformed in Svend Bayer’s wood fired kiln to give this jar a sensational surface of contrasted colour and texture. Svend explains how he achieves these striking effects.
Holding one of his trademark large jars Svend Bayer briefly describes how he constructs this form. He goes on to explore the surface of the pot revealing how he achieves the dramatic glaze effects in his wood fired kiln.
Svend Bayer explores the glazed surface of one of his signature jars. He explains how the placement of the pot in the kiln and movement of the flame has led to the extraordinarily dramatic glaze decoration.
In this short film Svend Bayer shows us one of his tea bowls and describes how he achieves the surface decoration. He discusses the difficulties that Western potters have interpreting the making of an iconic Oriental form.
Svend Bayer describes how ash behaves in his wood firing kiln illustrated by this large Bellarmine style bottle.
Svend Bayer reveals the Korean inspiration behind this wood fired storage jar. He describes the glaze surface effects and these very particular pulled handles.
The choice of clay body has wide implications on the finished pot. Svend Bayer illustrates this with a vase loosely based on a Korean Silla Dynasty pots. He discusses the surface decoration and the construction method.
Svend Bayer talks about the most important shape he makes, the pitcher or jug. Heavily influenced by Michael Cardew’s North Devonshire pitchers, Bayer talks about the necessity for the shape of the handle to follow that which the hand makes when it picks up a pitcher. He also talks briefly about celadon glaze and wood […]