I am committed to the challenge of hand-building in clay, using various techniques to create complex ceramic sculptures. The often overlooked detail of bone, cloud, crystal and microscopic structures are observed as a starting point to developing pieces which possess a curious ambiguity. I aim to fix ungraspable states such as fleeing cloud formations which represent the ideal and the perishable, signifying doom and fantasy. The strange otherworldliness of natural phenomena transports me away from the mundane and I become excited when ceramic form seems alive, evoking awareness of life’s impermanence where not all makes sense. I am fascinated by the dynamism formed when repetitive growth patterns in living systems mutate as this produces tension.
Grouping sculptures enhances their unique persona as they form a dialogue, which generates an atmosphere of congruence and conflict. Contrast assists in generating an awkward air where geometry and irregularity, soft and hard evoke awareness of the impermanence of human emotions. Voluminous cloud shapes exploring the theme of space pushing out are juxtaposed with opposing harsh mesh structures that reveal the internal. Time is devoted to glaze testing. Equally through use of rich glaze surface and three dimensional forms, pieces develop depth of character. 199