wheel thrown ceramic vessels
all works available individually
works range from 9 to 34cm high
BFA (Ceramics) National Arts School, Sydney
My work is inspired by time, journey. The forms that I have taken on are simple bottles and ceramic cups, incorporating natural twigs, twine and copper. They rely on minimal surface textures of satin glazes incorporated with a copper, calcium matt. My goal was to construct a body of work with a language of subtly, understatement, and restraint; to juxtapose these considerations against objects and images that we are bombarded with in contemporary society. As a result, they require the viewer to actively slow down, allowing them to gain the capacity to engage with the work on a deeper and more fundamental level which only becomes possible when it is given the opportunity to speak for, and reveal itself over time. Like the work of still life painter Giorgio Morandi and ceramicist Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, I hope to encourage meditation and contemplation, evoking a sense of calmness, presence as well as strength in colour. I have attempted to do so by focussing on the sensitivity of tone, colour and balance. I’ve always been interested in natural textures, such as wood and twigs, the remains of paint and moss on the planks of wood tell as much of a story of its history and use as ceramics does of its long tradition throughout different cultures.