Wendy revels in painting ‘en plein air’, amidst the Australian landscape, whether inland or coastal, and trying to capture the mood of the moment. The imagery of these landscapes is onto the vessel, which becomes her canvas. Stained slips have been used in a similar way to paint. Gestural mark making, knife work, mono-printing and sgraffito techniques have been used to build the layers of tinted porcelain into a visual and tactile impression of the landscape.
Due to the hand-crafted nature and firing variables, each piece is unique.
About the Artist
The Australian landscape, in all its diverse beauty, has long been a powerful inspiration for Wendy Jagger’s artworks. Her paintings form the backdrop for her renowned porcelain artworks, many of which are in public and private collections around the world.
Working from her purpose-built work space – Studio KanderField, situated in the pretty town of Mansfield in Victoria’s North East, Wendy combines working on the potter’s wheel with painting strong landscapes as well as teaching ceramic and ‘plein air’ painting workshops both in her studio and as an artist-in-residence in schools.
Sculpture is also becoming a part of her portfolio, designing pieces with her husband David, who is the construction and engineering part of this creative duo.
Glazed and high fired, wheel thrown vitrified porcelain.
For longevity, hand washing is recommended in hot soapy water.
Lichen on Black Rock: 250mm high x 110mm diameter
Sunset: 220mm high x 90mm diameter
Rockline: 230mm high x 95mm widest diameter (tapered neck)