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Paula Gertel & Cameron Fraser

Paula Gertel & Cameron Fraser Ceramicist
Contact
Spanish, Catalan, English, Hebrew, Italian
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+34 636002773
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Two of a kind

  • • Paula and cameron work with chefs
  • • Textures are key in their work
  • • They use local clay for their creations

Paula Gertel is from Argentina and Cameron Fraser is from Australia, and the two came together in Barcelona, where they have been sharing a studio for over ten years. Paula became interested in ceramics while still living in her homeland and wanted to learn how to make her own tableware. Cameron’s background is in printmaking and by joining forces they have created a unique vision in creating ceramic tableware combining their skills, personal vision, ingenuity and experimentation. The location of their studio – the industrial Poblenou neighborhood – provides them with inspiration paired with their interest in food and cooking, respecting chefs’ needs and expectations. Paula and Cameron’s body of work is about experimenting with shapes, patterns and textures; opening the kiln after firing is the most exciting moment in their creative process.

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Works

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Marisma del Delta

Oval shaped ceramic plate made using a flat 6mm slab of clay, surface marked and formed by pressing into a hand made mould. Before biscuit firing a copper oxide is painted into the marks then glazed with a matt white glaze. The finished piece is a mottled green and white with a smokey appearance around the edges

Length 29 cm
Width 22 cm
Height 2 cm

Photo: ©Becky Lawton
Honeycomb bowl and plate

This bowl and plate series is made using a 6mm slab of clay pressed with bubblewrap, cut to shape and formed using different shaped moulds. These plates are glazed with homemade matt white glaze. The finished pieces are whiter in the indentations of the honeycomb and where the glaze doubles over from the glazing process.

Length 19 cm
Width 19 cm
Height 3 cm
Length 27.5 cm
Width 27.5 cm
Height 2 cm

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Pez Payaso

This oval shaped ceramic plate made using a flat 7mm slab of clay is hand printed using a photo polymer lithographic plate and formed by pressing into a handmade mould. The glaze is a transparent gloss glaze.

Length 29 cm
Width 22 cm
Height 2 cm

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The Uma bowl

This bowl is made using a 6mm slab of clay, cut to shape and formed using a foam mould. The colour is a dark purple glaze with blue and orange edges. This bowl is glazed in a way that not all the surface of the bowl is covered with glaze, leaving a random abstract image within the confines of the bowl's outer edges.

Length 23 cm
Width 23 cm
Height 3 cm

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Bowl del pescador

This bowl is made using a 6mm slab of clay, pressed with a type of netting, cut to shape and formed using a foam mould. The sea green glaze is applied in three washes, this glaze is a rich dark green, bordering on black where the glaze overlaps contrasting effectively with the lighter single layered areas and the darker indentations of the netting.

Length 23 cm
Width 23 cm
Height 3 cm

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