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Frank Hamer
Mamhilad Pontypool

Frank Hamer

Frank designs and makes press-moulded plates with fish and frogs for imagery. The plates incorporate ceramics with his interests in drawing and decoration. They should be read on four levels: as plates; as overall decorative objects; as specific imagery and, very importantly to him, as ceramic happenings. “I like to see the thickness of glaze as it flows over the channels of sgraffito work, as it enlivens the coloured slips and fuses with the various added areas of pigment. I believe that ceramics should speak with the vocabulary of clay, glaze and colour strongly affected by fire.”