Spontaneous, abstract, yet normal. These forms are typical for teabowls, but the embellishment is anything but. I appreciate the chaotic, Pollock-like action painting on the outer surface. There is a nice contrast with the single color interior...a bit of calm after the storm.
Campbell Hegan, New Zealander, recent works are thrown from red-ware, with a white ground applied before decorating. He uses his interest in teabowls and abstract expressionist painting to thoughtfully apply layers of color and pattern to the exterior surface.
Hegan is a highly regarded potter and ceramics educator, and along with his wife, revitalizing and running Sturt Pottery in NZ.