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Layering Commercial Underglazes and Silk Screened Images to Create Contemporary but Rustic Ceramics

Posted On August 18, 2008 1 Comment

Inspired by 16th-century French potter Bernard Palissy, whose creations swam, slithered and crawled with creatures from nature, John McCuistion uses modern ceramic tools to create platters that evoke the same rustic flavor as Palissy’s did hundreds of years ago. John layers commercial underglazes and silk-screened images and then uses a unique washing technique to create his rich surfaces.