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Current work & processes
My ceramic artworks invite the viewer into a journey of subtle optical impressions. I aim to provoke an individualistic curiosity and sensory experience towards what I make. Inspiring emotions and investigation comes from my belief that life can lack a breathing space that we all require for reflection. The digital age in 21st century is currently well debated - is it affecting our culture and the way human naturally behave?
Technology or digital markings are represented in my work, although it is made entirely by hand. I try to capture information, memories and data in the surfaces. My pieces offer visual revelations and distraction; to encourage reverie and the imagination to flourish - away from screens and devices.
Movement. Scale. Perception. Transition. Surfaces. Abstraction. Light. Tonality. Geometry. Materiality.
I often use industrial methods of casting but in an original way that I discovered then developed during my Masters degree. Building up layers of parian porcelain and screen printing clay, using plaster batts and textures. The outcomes produced are atmospheric, detailed and intriguing. The honesty of the ceramic material is kept, flaws embraced and re-worked if appropriate or left to describe the reality of perfection being impossible to achieve.
Background & training
Recently graduated from the Royal College of Art, London, with a Masters in Ceramics & Glass. The time spent back in education re-introduced me to ways of reflecting on my ideas, contemporary approaches and rationale. That's why I chose to take two years away from my career. 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. All my ceramics for Yoyo tended to be homewares - functional, quirky and the overall aesthetic often required a ‘second glance’ to comprehend. The glazed ceramic surface either mimicked another material (intentionally) or used decoration that was a modern twist on classic design or something reminiscent.
Stockists & galleries included (selection of) Liberty’s, Heals, Victoria& Albert Museum, The Design Museum, Skandium and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.