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Falling Softly Into Ash

The works created for the Falling Softly into Ash series references the transient nature of all living things, how they evolve, then perish, ultimately becoming the means from which a new generation of life will emerge.

Cambria's Bones:Falling Softly Into Ash .1
Cambria's Bones:Falling Softly Into Ash No 2
Cambria's Bones: Falling Softly Into Ash 3
Cambria's Bones: Falling Softly Into Ash4
Cambria's Bones: Falling Softly Into Ash 6
Cambria's Bones: Falling Softly Into Ash. 7
Bottle series
Bottle series 2
Still Life with Black Jars & Adder
White Still Life with Adder (No 11)

The delicate images are created by first impressing fragile plant material into a soft paste made from porcelain this is then fired to a high temperature thus permanently embedding the plant material in the paper thin porcelain, the ashy residue delineating the remnant plant material.

Ash has also been used to create a variety of finishes in the series of still life groupings which have been either  Saggar or Raku fired resulting in a variety of colours obtained from the sawdust and green plant material used in the firing process.