I am a ceramic artist based in Brighton. I obtained a BA (hons) in 3D Design and Craft from the University of Brighton in 2015, and consecutively went to the Royal College of Art to study an MA in Ceramics and Glass, where I graduated in 2017.
In 2017 I won the FRESH award at the British Ceramic Biennial, which founded me a month residency at the International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark. This year I am one of the selected makers for the Hothouse house program by the Craft Council.
In my practice I celebrate the prehistoric method of coiling, which is deeply rooted in the history of craft and ceramics and still plays a crucial role in contemporary making. I choose to use this method exposing the coil and revealing the process often hidden in most ceramics works.
I use the coil as a drawing method, by analogy to how draughtsmen use a pencil. I like to think that I am ‘taking a coil for a walk’, an expression I borrow from Paul Klee’s expression: ‘drawing is taking a line for a walk’. When I am making a piece of work, I know where I want to start and have a notional idea of how I may want it to look like. Frequently the work takes me on a material and narrative journey and as I progress I make decisions to shape the final form different to the one I had in mind. I let the form be, and I let serendipity happen in the search for a new structural complexity.
In a world that is becoming digitalised, I have created a relationship with clay where my hands act like an analogue 3D printer and as a result my sculptures echoes the aesthetic of this technology.
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