Salt Glaze …

John Dermer’s first love has always been with the frustratingly difficult but addictive process of salt glazing. This technique, developed in the 14th century, is practiced today by only a select and dedicated few. Dermer began working with the salt glaze process in 1967 and continues to pursue this field today. Failures in the harsh […]

Terra sigillata

Another avenue of ceramics for which John is renowned is in the field of terra sigillata. This passion had its foundation back in 1987 when he received a major commission from Romaldo Giurgola and Pamille Berg for the new Parliament House in Canberra. During the completion of these massive pieces for the Prime Minister’s suite […]