Victorian-based artist Alistair Whyte has spent years studying the techniques originally developed in China for imperial wares allowing him to create pieces with great precision and skill.
Working in a tranquil setting in the Victorian country, with mountainous surroundings that are well suited to making porcelain, Whyte’s teapots and cups show the traditions of where he studied many years ago in Kyoto, Japan with a master potter named Hirokuni Katsuno.
Whyte also works with a diverse range of ceramics in stoneware earthenware raku and by pit firing. A distinctive piece is a large bowl titled Love’s House containing a poem by Whyte’s friend, Jenny Gordon.
Elizabeth Arthur Fine Art Gallery
Until May 10, 2014
Alistair Whyte, in studio