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Kevin Akhurst


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Kevin makes glazed stoneware pottery – pottery to use and also items that are primarily decorative. 

There are three aspects of his work that particularly interest him – creating a vessel shape that asks to be held and explored with the hands, producing a complex surface that is always interesting to view, and conveying a sense of movement and energy through form and surface marks. 

In recent years he has been firing his pots in a wood-fired kiln, introducing salt and soda to produce and modify the surface glaze. This often produces pots where the surface shows the path of the flames in the firing.

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