Archive for the ‘Local materials’ Category

Votive Jars

Posted by | Exhibiting, Land Art, Local materials, Votive Jar | January 07, 2015
Over the past few years I have been placing tiny Votive Jars out in the landscape as offerings to places that inspire me and hold significance within my work.   This is an idea that came out of reading through some of my old Archaeological literature from my time at university.  One area that particularly caught [...] Read More

Materials from Cornwall

Posted by | Exhibiting, Local materials | November 22, 2013
In April of next year I am having an Exhibition at The New Craftsman, St.Ives. For this Exhibition I wanted to make some pieces with a cornish connection. Cornwall is renowned for its rich natural resources and clays, so it was an exciting opportunity to go and see what I could find. Before I left [...] Read More


Posted by | Local materials, Research Grant, Votive Jar | June 22, 2011

I have used seaweed in my work for some time, laying it directly onto the surface of pots during firing. For years I have been meaning to test its use as a glaze component. Wood ash is commonly used in glazes as is other organic matter, I have only ever seen one reference to seaweed […]

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Votive Jars

Posted by | Land Art, Landsketch, Local materials, Research Grant, Votive Jar | June 01, 2011

I have been reading through some of my old Archaeological literature from my time at university and have come across some interesting concepts. One area that particularly caught my interest is the burial or deposit of objects within the landscape by the people of the Neolithic. Human bones, animal bones, tools and even pottery were […]

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Echoes in Clay

Posted by | film, Local materials | March 24, 2011

My brother, photojournalist Greg Rodland Buick, has completed the final edit of a short documentary about my work. I’m really pleased with how it’s turned out. The discipline of having to portray what my work is about in five or six minutes was a very insightful process. I hope you enjoy it.

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Primary clay?

Posted by | Local materials | February 10, 2011
                    We went for a walk down to a nearby cove at the weekend.  Sitting at the base of the cliff I noticed a trickle of water running out over the bed rock.  On closer inspection the rock seemed to be decomposing.  It looked like clay. [...] Read More