I will be travelling to Japan at the end of February 2017 to undertake a ceramics residency on the international artists programme at The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park (SCCP).
The residency will allow me to work with clay and ceramic processes at a much deeper level, and I was drawn to the programme at SCCP because it is situated in Shigaraki - one of the six historic pottery regions of Japan.
I hope to work directly with locally sourced clays and understand traditional Japanese techniques such as Anagama wood firing, as well as absorb the unique artistic culture of Japan.
This residency also offers a valuable opportunity to take my practice to another country for the first time and I hope it will provide exciting inspiration for new work as well as opportunities for personal development.
I will be documenting my experience on this blog throughout March 2017, so keep in touch with my progress here.