Manifesto

I work as an artist in the material of clay. I start my creative journey by recognizing outlines of shapes and forms within my surroundings. Existing ideas such as maps, routes and strata, inspire my work, as well as contemporary artists such as Matt Wedel, Shannon Goff, Anne Hardy, Ron Nagle and Nathan Prouty. All these artists work highly with colour and scale. I’m experimenting and exploring the materials of vitreous slips, frit bodies, clay stains and lustres, as well as manufactured made earthenware glazes. My intention of my work body, which will go towards the field module, is creating a space from different levels forming a pathway that takes you on a journey, or follows you through the journey you’re taking. For this to happen, practice and careful thoughts of the ceramic object placement is very important. What I hope to achieve is highly finished objects as components that come together as one composition to create an environment of an installation, work that ignites excitement through the color, the scale of work, the surface of different layering’s and different states of finish. My research of space goes to Gaston Bachelard ‘Poetics of Space’ seeing space of a room, within architecture, within a home of your own as somewhere you can dream, somewhere you can feel comfortable, where you store all your memories, fears and life. Maybe through my route I set up in response to a temporary area, these emotions can be ignited through levels of safety and danger in my ceramic work. Walking through seeing subtle pale colours and textures, which then lead to striking vibrant colours, creating an exotic and tropical feel of misplacement.

I’m heightening a viewer’s movement through a space, there experiencing colours and unusual materials all in the same composition into the life of playfulness. They enter the process of my work; the different stages of skills, technique as well as the different states ceramics can sit in.

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