Verity graduated from Manchester School of Art, 2015, with a B.A (Hons) First Class Degree in Three Dimensional Design.She is interested in responding to themes linked to people’s lives and a sense of place in order to create contemplative ceramic artworks. She makes slab built forms using clay as a medium for drawing and monoprinting.
Her first body of work ‘Presence through Absence’ explored her fascination with people’s everyday lives and activities. She was interested in capturing snapshots that conveyed a sense of stillness, absence of presence and being the outsider looking in. She translated this interest through ceramic forms which conveyed the volume and depth of darkness.
Her most recent body of work was made in response to Victorian photographs taken by Alfred Watkins of rural Herefordshire in the early 1900’s. Watkins’ photos document his research into Ley Lines, therefore his images often depict ancient pathways, hills and mounds. Verity was drawn to his images for their mysterious, looming, dark, sinister and foreboding qualities. In this body of work Verity has created ceramic forms depicting themes from Watkins’ landscapes. These forms capture the still, sinister, dark and looming qualities that she was drawn to in his photographs.
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