Jesse Wine (born Chester, 1983) works mainly with ceramics and uses traditional techniques to explore process and chance. Wine never records his methods; he mixes glazes and oxides together and fires at different temperatures, seeing colours melt and blend and structures collapse. The final work is thus the result of happenstance – lopsided vessels with shiny metallic glazes to self-portrait heads sporting a variation of contemporary accessories, belts and bobble hats. For his exhibition in the Ground Floor gallery at BALTIC, Wine will make an ambitious installation of new work which responds to the quirks of modern life and pays homage to the other artists who have inspired him.
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