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Current work & processes
My ceramic artwork relates to contemporary interpretations of modern life using geometry, abstraction and subtle form. Perspective is critical to my philosophy; allowing oneself to visually engage with the shift of where reality and vision meet; access an inner world that enables the imagination to drift and enter a state of reverie.
Composition of structure, materiality and thinking through the making process guides my preliminary intentions. The procedure then transfers from my control – the high temperatures of the process where the material adopts its’ own character. Movement is essential to my surfaces and forms and this resonates in the overall aesthetic.
The sense of place and placement is a distinct influence in what I am currently making, both in my direct response and for the positioning and perception of the viewer. We all see and understand things differently; from distances and angles and I want this to be sensed from my ceramics.
The feeling of being far away or very close are to be experienced by audience engagement. The delicate nature of the porcelain used with subtle texture or colour creates intriguing and illusionary work that shift with physical positioning by the observer.
Background & training
Graduated from the Royal College of Art, London in 2017 with a Masters in Ceramics & Glass. The time spent back in education as a mature student re-introduced me to ways of reflecting on my ideas, contemporary approaches and rationale. It’s important to be uncertain and take risks, de-stabilise what you already know.
Prior to my Masters, I set up and ran award winning company Yoyo Ceramics 2000-2015; producing and selling my designs. Stockists & galleries included (selection of) Liberty’s, Heals, Victoria& Albert Museum, The Design Museum, Skandium and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Other work has included commission based projects for designer makers and artists - model and mould making (200+ clients) along with part time lecturing 3D Design and Creative Thinking for Global Business undergraduates.