I create ceramic sculptural vessels that explore my love of texture and pattern and investigate notions of fragility and quietness. I take inspiration from the natural environment, as well as through my interest in textiles and basketry. I am drawn to repetitive elements and small details and the inherent texture that is created.
Line in its many forms is important to me, in essence my work is about building 'line by line', whereby the making process is very evident and integral to the work. The textured lines of clay are not dissimilar to thread or yarn, giving a sense of softness to the otherwise hard clay surface. I work predominantly with porcelain, finding the unglazed white surface perfect for accentuating the textural qualities and play of light on the surface.
Curve takes inspiration from my deep connection with trees, as many of my works do, however the shape and movement of this piece imbues a greater sense of softness, and allows only a glimpse of the vessel interior.
22 x 13 x 7 cm
Judges of the 2019 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Professor Ross Harley (Dean of the Faculty of Art & Design and UNSW Chair of Arts and Culture), Louise Herron AM (Chief Executive Officer, Sydney Opera House) and Tim Ross (Design and Architecture advocate, Broadcaster, Author and Comedian).
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