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Bill Cotching

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‘This whole creative process is about Acceptance rather than control …’
In the art of Tasmanian ceramist Dr. Bill Cotching the elements of earth and fire combine to reveal a unique fusion manifest in every pot and sculpture. Each piece naturally develops with slightly irregular forms through the use of traditional techniques informed by Cotching’s four decades of work as a soil scientist. His research of biophysical processes gives him a unique perspective and experience of the Tasmanian landscape, it’s geology and landforms as well as the clays formed over time, all of which inform and inspire his ceramic practice.
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BILL COTCHING

Dr Bill Cotching’s artistic practice is informed by four decades of work as a soil scientist. His research of biophysical processes has given him a unique perspective and experience of the Tasmanian landscape, it’s geology and landforms as well as the clays formed over time, all of which inform and inspire his ceramic practice.

Attending Adult Education classes in ceramics with Helmut Schwabe, and Devonport TAFE with Marilyn Raw, his first ‘studio’ was a small garden shed where objects were made amongst the garden tools, bags of fertiliser and workshop equipment. Now Bill works out of his purpose built studio in North West Tasmania where he uses local materials and traditional techniques including the ancient art of pit firing.

www.fireandearthart.com


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Cradle Mountain Hotel, Cradle Mountain Road, Cradle Mountain TAS, Australia

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