A ceramic artist and educator,
producing a range of thrown decorative vessels and figurative sculptures.
A range of high-fired stoneware vessels fired in oxidation. These
pieces are thrown, altered and transformed on the potter’s wheel. I’m
particularly interested in forms that are developed with a visceral relationship with the clay making each piece unique within the range of a working language.
The pieces juxtapose traditional forms with decorative features influenced by asymmetry as a design element and that which occurs in mineral and rock formations. This is then accentuated with fluid, decorative glazes that flow over and pool across the surface features. There is an emphasis on accentuating the malleable nature of clay as a central aesthetic in the fired ceramic pieces.
A range of low fired decorated vessels. I want to incorporate the decorative elements as part of the 3-dimensional making process. I am seeking interesting asymmetrical compositions, explored through deconstructing, line, colour and the addition of unit parts to the final piece that play with the meaning, interpretation, and functionality of the vessel.
My figurative work shows a pronounced theme of the dual nature of confidence and doubt in personal identity. The figures attempt to depict moments of duality between internal monologues and ungovernable external events of contemporary life. These pieces are an attempt to revel in our singularities and even defects. There is little room for idealism. They are depictions of the whimsical and sometimes melancholy dramatics at play in the psychological make-up of each character seen in moments.
It all just is…
All that Glistens
The Day I lost my Dog
Right I’m off!
Previous glazes utilized copper burgundy reds with matt gold and crawling double dipped glazes fired in reduction. Current decorative explorations include underglaze painting, slip decoration combined with crazed glazes in oxidation.
Mirror with drawer
Glaze Detail – Sorbet Dish
Copper Red 16lb Bowl