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Gail Altschuler

Blurring the lines between art and craft.

The storytelling sculptural ceramics, slab-built porcelain vessels and

wall hanging plates, illustrated with sketchbook observations. The

themes include musicians, masks, fleeing refugees, buddha

sculptures, plants, children at play and objects drawn while visiting

museums. Building my porcelain pieces by hand, I fire them up to

1220ºC. The process involves many graphic procedures, combining

Mishima, inlay techniques, sgraffito, and coloured washes, all under

a transparent glaze. The Mishima inlay technique has hand drawn

lines, deepened, and corrected using a sharp pin needle tool and

then filled with underglaze before cleaning back to the crisp lines.

I work from my home/ studio in North London. Art history, art

education and ceramics are my passions. I studied Art and Design,

Fine Art, History of Art and have an MA in Art and Design

Education. I teach ceramics, art and art history to adults, teens, and


Gail Altschuler
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