CERAMICS - ABOUT + EXHIBITIONS
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
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