During October in the Box Gallery, David Wright will be displaying a selection of his boxes and vessels. David has been making pots since 1974, working in rural Leicestershire.
All work is made from coils or ropes of clay. The slow method of working, beating and scraping the surface allows the form to be modified whilst building. Each pot is therefore very individual, a unique character, with a distinct textural surface.
The pots are glazed with simple ash glazes made from the ashes of different woods; traditional Shino glaze is also used to give warm reds and oranges. Finally the pots are fired in a wood fuelled kiln to over 1300°c; the flame and ash from the fire give their colours and warmth to the work.
Boxes bottles and bowls are David’s reference point. It is important the pieces he makes can have some function, albeit only to hold a single flower or stem of grass. Using reclaimed wood, boxes and caddies form a large part of the work that he produces. Boxes at the Box Gallery demonstrate the diversity and unique qualities of David’s pots.