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About Ceramics - A Bio written for Clayshed open Studios



I am showing slipcast ceramics from my ‘Lost in Transit’ series, The vessels I make are adorned with layers of decals, creating constructed landscapes and repetitive patterns influenced by thinking about words beginning with the letter D; Distribution, Dystopia, Disorientation, Dimensions, Direction, and inevitably, as a result of thinking about these ideas Distraction. Since joining the Clayshed in Bristol last summer the focus of what I do has shifted towards Development, Discovery, and Delight as I evolve skills and processes to further the work. The pieces are cast in earthenware from plaster moulds that I make, I design and print underglaze and on-glaze decals to apply to the pieces, an unusual technique to find in studio ceramics that draws on my background in photography and printmaking.


About Ceramics  



These ceramics stem from my interest in landscape and the environment, I went to places I could reach using pedal power from where I live in Bristol, ending up photographing industrial areas and landscapes along the river Seven. As I did this I became interested in the idea of NIMBY-ism, that the industrial landscapes and infrastructure that I found were fine as long as they were 'Not In My Back Yard'. I used the images that I had taken on these rides to make ceramic transfers, these have been fired onto the surfaces of original Victorian pieces, modern plain commercial porcelain and most recently slip cast porcelain bottles and cups. The forms for the slip cast pieces come from commercially produced bottles. In these pieces the industrial and the domestic collide, I hope that they reflect upon the provenance of objects and the conflicted relationship between creativity and mass production. 


In My Backyard, MA Multi Disciplinary Print exhibition  

May 2012


View of the exhibition installation which combined ceramics, furniture with bespoke laser cut marquetry, large sale photographic prints and a book 


Second Impressions, New Brewery Arts, Cirencester  

January - May 2014


Images from the Second Impressions group exhibition at New Brewery Arts

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