John Davenport Ceramics

The pair of heads were inspired by a visit to the Picasso Museum in Malaga at the start of my ceramics journey in 2008. I came away wanting to explore how little is needed to convey the essence of a subject. They belong on my home page because they still embody some of the key aspects of my ceramics. 

At the end on 2021 I decided to turn my attention to improving my range of glazes. After experimenting, I settled on my original barium-based glaze as my foundation and have since been working to develop interesting  colours, while retaining the surface texture of the barium. I think I may finally be getting there!