Raku is an ancient firing process creating unique outcomes which by their very nature are unpredictable and in most cases cannot be repeated. This is what has captivated Ian Shearman as a potter and forms the focus of his work. Each firing is influenced by the weather, time, chance, types of reduction material and particle size, glaze maturation and many other factors that our beyond control and understanding.
Working with such uncertainty is exciting.
Ian Shearman has been working as a self-employed artist since 1997, before which he was the Head of Art at Homerton College Cambridge, lecturing in all aspects of Fine Art to B.ED and PGCE students