“THE LIGHT OF THE PAST INTO THE FUTURE” – Ceramic display at Clink St Ceramics
My works explore various cultural artefacts, often mixing contrasting cultural and historical influences, references and attributes such as heritage, identity and gender.
This plays with the perceptions of the viewers by presenting artworks with unexpected and unusual combinations, where fiction and historicity collide, resulting in a cultural time warp where objects and craftmanship of the past may meet contemporary and futuristic elements, representing and exploring our links to the past, the present and the future.
For this particular display my main influences are Jomon culture Dogū (from prehistoric Japan) and Pre-Columbian figurines from Central and South America. These are the launching pad from which my imagination takes flight, incorporating aspects of the natural world, and visions of the future.
My craft techniques include throwing and hand building, exploring the use of clay in its more primitive form, using ancient firing processes such as smoke firing to achieve specific combinations of natural colours, without the use of glazing materials.
Material qualities are intensified by the traces of the fire, utilising the elements of water, air and earth in the form of clay in all their infinite variety, producing results with earthy colours and patterns giving a unique character, form and beauty to the pieces.
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