Fragmented Vessel Wall Pieces
Drawing directly from two-dimensional collaged monoprints, these contemporary ceramic wall pieces collage together flat slabs of clay decorated with textures, patterns and prints to create two-dimensional ceramic wall pieces, giving the illusion of a three-dimensional vessel.
Paring back any colour to just black, white and grey tones allowed me to focus purely on the quality of mark making and line, layering up textures, patterns and gestural marks across the surface of the vessel. Starting off with paper collage and monoprints, I then translated these processes and techniques into clay.
Expanding on collaged two-dimensional works, the three-dimentional vessel is decontructed and rebuilt, adding exagerated overhangs and angles, literally collaging the clay slabs back together to create fragmented vessels. Each vessel focuses on a colour, with intuitive brush strokes and mark making leading the eye around each piece.
Working from home, throughout lockdown, I created a limited edition of 100 mini pots. These were something I could build away from the studio, before decorating and firing once the lockdown had ended. These handbuilt minaiture pots were a way of keeping creative and focused through a time of uncertainty. Each one was approx. 5cm tall and sold exclusively through my Instagram page. Follow me on social media by clicking here.
PICA Studios is an artist led studio founded in 2017 and set within an 18th century printworks in the centre of York. With 23 artists, makers, writers and thinkers within our collective, the space is used as a working studio space, open to the public on occasion throughout the year.