David Pottinger

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Private View Tuesday Tuesday 13 November 6-8pm
10 November – 5 December 2012

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David Pottinger

28. Black white & cream Nerikomi Cylinder 28×7cm

David Pottinger
Nerikomi Vessels

My work is an exploration of form through the interplay of colour, tension, rhythm and pattern in porcelain, utilising the ancient technique of Nerikomi. In my practice, I seek to distil form and technique to express the elemental nature of the medium of porcelain itself; malleable, tough, practical and lyrical, it operates at the intersection of craft, nature and art.
‘Nerikomi’ (or ‘Neriage’) is a traditional Japanese decorative technique that involves the layering and stacking of coloured clay bodies (porcelain), and then cutting or slicing through the clay to reveal delicate striated patterns.

David Pottinger’s Nerikomi vessels have established him as one of Australia’s principal ceramic artists. The cylindrical forms of his six vessels, each one a different shape and size, are contrasted by the subtle patterning that affords the works a woven quality. The outside surfaces of the vessels are mirrored on the inside, creating a dynamic visual relationship – one that exhibits a vital sense of flux and movement despite the structured rigidity of the vessels themselves.

Much like the technique in which the vessels are formed, through gradual layering, it is possible to imagine that the forms mimic sedimentary deposits in rock or perhaps the patterning found in crystal mineral formations, built up over time. Indeed it is a recognition of place and space that Pottinger seeks to articulate through the technique of Nerikomi. The pallet of the Australian landscape, the muted greens, ochres, bleached bone and charcoals are animated through patterns that suggest the kinetic movement of leaves, water, fire and light. In this sense Pottinger utilises the technique of Nerikomi in a ceaseless and inexhaustible exploration of place and natural elements.

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    David Pottinger

    27. Green white Nerikomi bowl 15.5×14.5cm

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    David Pottinger

    21. Brown green white Nerikomi Vessel 20×19.5cm

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    David Pottinger

    14. White cream Nerikomi cylinder 34×7cm

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    David Pottinger

    18. Eliptical Nerikomi vessel 22×17cm

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    David Pottinger

    6. Pale green brown & white Nerikomi Vessel 24.5×15cm

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    David Pottinger

    4. Brown tan & white Nerikomi vessel 18×13cm

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    David Pottinger

    16. Bone cream & white Nerikomi vessel 25.5×12.5cm

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    David Pottinger

    23. Blue & cream Nerikomi Bowl 23×19cm

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    David Pottinger

    25. Black, white & cream Nerikomi bowl
    18.5×17cm

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    David Pottinger

    5. Large Brown tan cream Nerikomi Vessel
    30.5×29.5cm

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    David Pottinger

    32. Small Grey brown & white Nerikomi Bowl
    9.5×8.5cm

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    David Pottinger

    15. Eliptical Nerikomi Vessel
    27×26cm

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    David Pottinger

    26. Green cream & white Nerikomi vessel
    21×20cm

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    David Pottinger

    9. Brown and rust eliptical Nerikomi vessel
    29×28cm

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    David Pottinger

    24. Green, blue & white Nerikomi Bowl
    17.5×16cm

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    David Pottinger

    30. Small Brown Nerikomi Bowl
    9×8cm

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    David Pottinger

    22. Blue grey & white Nerikomi Vessel
    24.5×23cm

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    David Pottinger

    10. Cream white & tan eliptical vessel
    30.5×29cm

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    David Pottinger

    34. Nerikomi Vessel
    27×19×26cm

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    David Pottinger

    7. Brown white & cream Nerikomi vessel
    22.5×21.5cm

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    David Pottinger

    8. Brown Black & white tesselated vessel
    23.5×22.5cm

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    David Pottinger

    12. Tesselated Nerikomi Cylinder
    34.5×32cm

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    David Pottinger

    17. Black White & cream Eliptical Nerikomi Vessel
    33.5×32.5cm

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    David Pottinger

    29. Small blue & tan Nerikomi Bowl
    10×9cm

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    David Pottinger

    1. Brown green Nerikomi Vessel
    15×14cm

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    David Pottinger

    3. White tan & brown Nerikomi vessel 18×7.5cm

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    David Pottinger

    19. Brown Eliptical Nerikomi Vessel
    28×27cm

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    David Pottinger

    13. Brown Nerikomi Cylinder
    34×33cm

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    David Pottinger

    2. Brown tan & white tesselated vessel
    18×17cm

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    David Pottinger

    31. Small Black white & brown Nerikomi bowl
    9.5×8cm

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    David Pottinger

    11. Green Nerikomi Cylinder
    37.5×36cm

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    David Pottinger

    20. Brown rust & cream Elipitical Nerikomi vessel
    27×26cm

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    David Pottinger

    33. Small brown rust cream & bone Nerikomi vessel
    11.5×10cm


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