Alana Wilson's work explores both primitive and contemporary aesthetics and techniques in order to embrace elements of texture and a calm tonality. Her studio practice incorporates extensive research and experimental glazing to achieve textured and decaying surfaces. Specific ingredients are added to her glazes that encourage pitting, bubbling and a maturing of texture within the firing. Layers of slips and glazes are built up to be fired multiple times, each firing contributing to the decomposition of the surface. Technical glaze research and experimentation with firings are a consistent tool in developing colours and surfaces to help achieve a futuristic calmness and subtle strength in each body of work.
Alana Wilson II series catalogue styling and photography by Simone Gooch