Last year I had a chance to visit Lanzarote and La Graciosa which are part of Canary Islands off the coast of Africa.
The landscapes there were absolutely breathtaking and versatile -as you can see on the photos.
Upon my return to London I started to experiment with different stoneware clays, while still having the images of this volcanic island in my mind. As a result a body of work emerged in which I am exploring the landscapes and contrasts between rocks and water.
The vessels in this collection are made using the pinching technique, which is probably the oldest way to make ceramics. I stretched the clay to create rock-like textures, whereas for the water effect I relied on glazing. The pieces are single fired, which means that I apply glazes straight on raw clay. This is technically challenging but as less energy is required to fire them, it is better for the environment.
Stoneware planter Volcanic Beach by Aga Robak
Stoneware planter Rocky Shore by Aga Robak
Lanzarote large vases by Aga Robak
Lanzarote Sand bowl by Aga Robak
Lanzarote trinket dish by Aga Robak
Lanzarote bowl by Aga Robak
Lanzarote Shore bowl by Aga Robak