A ceramic artist and educator,
producing a range of thrown decorative vessels and figurative sculptures.
A range of mid-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 and transformed intuitively through a three-dimensional drawing process while pots are on the wheel. There is an emphasis on accentuating the malleable nature of clay as a central aesthetic in the fired ceramic pieces. This is explored through the use of slips, along with the addition of contrasting clay bases and fluidity of glaze.
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 metaphysical self-confidence and doubts in personal identity. The figures attempt to depict moments of duality between internal monologues and ungovernable external events of contemporary life. They are depictions of the whimsical and sometimes melancholy dramatics at play in the psychological make-up of each character during these everyday events.
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.