Large Hand Thrown Vessel
The texture of the glaze and the shape of this large pot is so visually appealing. It could be used as a vase, a planter or admired as a sculptural art work in its own right. It is the most stunning work - the texture from the wood firing and shells used makes this one-off piece really special. Thrown on a kick wheel this large work is a technical masterpiece.
Braer is proud to share a range of Pãn Pottery works by Angus McDiarmid. Pãn Pottery uses a traditional wood fire kiln, kick wheel and hand dug local clays. Each pot is completely unique as the clay and fire decide the finish of the pot.
Clay is sourced from around 5 – 20 km from the Pan studio. The clay is soaked, sieved, dried and aged for at least 12 weeks then blended with another Australian clay to create strength and consistency resulting in a superior pot. A collection of wood, rice hull and bamboo ash are used in the glazes creating a deeper connection with the local environment. All pots are thrown on a kick wheel overlooking Lake Weyba and Noosa Hill.
Pãn Pottery wood fire in a Catenary Arch kiln and traditional Japanese kiln called an Anagama, the energy that goes into wood fired pots is truly incredible. The wood firing takes place over four days with temperatures reaching over 1300°C. The magic of this process is created by the ash from the wood, as the ash lands on the pots surface it becomes the glaze! Every pot in a wood fire is completely unique!
Sizes vary slightly for each work. Sizes below are approximate.