Aaron Scythe-ceramics and painting

 

What I make I feel comes from me ………

When you look around at everything ………

There is beautiful design everywhere ………

Yet it is made in a factory ,often without thoughts of ………

Nothing left of the human soul ……..

Completely dehumanised soulless beauty……

Like talking to a wall waiting for an answer…..nothing

Yes what I make I feel comes from me …………

Designed yet often not thought out

Fingerprints, imperfect forms, distortion, soul

A human expression ……………Aaron Sycthe 2012

 

1971 Born in Auckland New Zealand
1986 Worked as a slip-caster at Halls Industries ,Auckland.
1988Studied at Carrington polytech, ,craft and design course.
1989 Moved to Sydney .
Studied at East Sydney tech.Ceramic School discovered Momoyama pots.
1993Worked at Sturt Craft Center ,Mittagong .NSW ,Australia.
Built and fired Anagama self study ,Shino period.
1995 Visited Japan to further self study .visited two potters working in the Mino style,influenced by Kizeto and Oribe
1997 Rented studio in Mashiko.Oribe Kizeto period.
Also starts work in porcelain.
Builds and fires Anagama with friend
2006 Permanent Kiln and studio,Mashiko

2011 refugee from Fukushima meltdown

2012 Setup studio in Te Aroha and began contributing to Inspirit Gallery

Aaron has had over 60 solo shows in Japan and many group shows, workshops etc. His way of working is always changing

and also theories of working. He is also a painter.