Derek Kasper has been working with clay for about a dozen years, mainly at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre. He is a perennial rabble-rouser in the Wednesday evening class session and now at the Potters Guild. He has been a participant in many shows and sales in recent years.
Much of his work is characterized by a surface texturing called chattering, which can appear wavelike or feathery and is enhanced by multi-coloured overlapping glazes. Recently he has been doing some experiments with taking pots to the limits of survival—and beyond!
To see some other creations please check out two photo websites.
- http://members.shaw.ca/NoTwoAlike has an overview of some of his pottery history the good with the bad—no shame.
- http://NoTwoAlike.ca has more recent work.
Derek finally made the plunge and bought a kiln. He is currently glazing and firing up a storm! Some of the new pieces can be seen at NoTwoAlike.ca. They show a certain spring-like enthusiasm and brightness of colour, illustrative of excitement about new creations to follow.