Ted Secombe, Sunset Blue and Orange Lugged Vase, 2017, porcelain gloss crystal with cobalt & silver orange pigment, H 43.5 x D 18cm
Ted Secombe is regarded as one of Australia’s most significant and accomplished ceramic artists. Since 1979 he has exhibited his works within Australia and overseas including Holland, India, Japan, New Zealand and the USA.
My aim is to create beauty in the objects I produce in an honest and professional manner. My current work is moving away from the constraints of perfectionism I pursued in my earlier career. I have deconstructed some of my glazes to create surfaces that are gentler and less predictable in an attempt to be more in sync with the natural world. The quest for new and different glaze formats continues along with a desire to find forms that will accommodate these new discoveries. Engaging in the new and unknown brings enthusiasm and joy to my ceramic practice. My desire has always been to create works that speak for themselves.