Claudi CASANOVAS (Catalonia)

c1202 -  Claudi CASANOVAS (Catalonia)

Dates: b. 1956

Born in Barcelona, his original training was in ceramics and theatre. An innovative and creative maker, he has an experimental approach frequently incorporating other material into the clay. Many of his pieces are very large and sculptural, some up to 300 kgs in weight and 2 meters high. Fascinated by the varied land forms created by erosion, deposition, wind and rain, he evokes these effects in his work, sometimes carving and sandblasting the pieces which have a tactile presence. One major influence was the Japanese potter Ryoji Koie, whom he worked with for two months in 1991, shortly before the Aberystwyth International Ceramics Festival.

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