Kathleen Tennock was in born in South Africa where she studied fine art at the Johannesburg Art Foundation. Now residing in Whistler, Kathleen is strongly influenced by BC’s west coast, but the forms and textures of Africa still remain very present in her work.
Kathleen works primarily with clay, using a primitive method of firing called Naked Raku. The raw texture of the clay and spontaneous markings created by the smoke firing during the Naked Raku process gives her work a natural and almost stone-like quality.
All of Kathleen’s work is unglazed, leaving the clay to its most natural state with only the markings from the smoke left behind from the firing process. Not using glaze allows her to maintain the tactile quality of the clay.
Circle Craft Coop member Kathleen Tennock will be joined by 300 other exhibitors at this year’s Circle Craft Market from November 7-11 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West.