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Technical Talk: Salt Glazing with Peter Meanley
21 May 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
Craft NI are delighted to organize this talk as part of their upcoming exhibition ‘Peter Meanley: New Works’. This solo show will feature new works by renowned salt glaze potter Peter Meanley, which he has developed over the last three years.
Peter Meanley has won international acclaim for his abstract spouted pouring vessels and his mastery of the salt glazing technique. Formerly Head of Ceramics at the University of Ulster in Belfast, Peter has been awarded a PhD for researching salt glazing in 1999 – a process which involves throwing salt into a kiln, whilst it is fired at high temperature, resulting in a characteristic ‘orange-peel’ pitted surface.
This unique exhibition is supported by three talks which will give the audience a unique opportunity to hear Peter Meanley talk about his work and share insight into his practice, processes and inspiration: ‘Exhibition opening night and Peter Meanley talk’ (Craft NI Gallery, 5 May at 6pm), ‘Peter Meanley: Reflections’ (Ulster Museum, 26 May at 12 noon) and ‘Technical talk: Salt Glazing with Peter Meanley’ (Craft NI Gallery, 28 May at 12pm).
In this talk, Peter Meanley will share his technical knowledge of salt glazing with his customary generosity. This talk will appeal to ceramics students, craft collectors as well as practicing ceramicists who may want to learn about this technique and how to use it to get the beautiful results it can deliver. Peter is one of the very few ceramicists on the island of Ireland who specialize in salt glazing, with almost 40 years of experience and knowledge.