I am a Melbourne based ceramic artist with a background in Fine Art (Gold & Silversmithing), Industrial Design and Multimedia. I’m a self-taught ceramicist. I predominately slip cast mid-fired functional and non-functional vessels that pay homage to traditional ceramics.
The bio-morphic objects I create are initially carved from disposable materials such as foam and cardboard, then translated into ceramic. Something is gained in this translation; somehow more than the evidence of my process, such as the hope and joy that difference can offer. My process highlights the texture of the foam and cardboard and often exaggerates imperfection. I am attracted to flaws and vulnerabilities. The objects have an usual beauty — what I imagine to be some sort of living organism from a planet far away.
I have completed ceramic residencies in Germany 2017 and Peru 2018.
I love to investigate the relationship between elements of error, chance, anthropomorphism and humour. Traditionally, errors are discarded or covered up but I like to challenge this aesthetic by highlighting and exaggerating errors, especially through humour. Mould making is central to my ceramic practice. I enjoy the technical challenge of casting objects or textures not usually associated with ceramics, such as paper, foam and cardboard. This process has the ability to transform the object's original purpose and value. Disposable materials now worthy of consideration. These forms play with materiality, patterns and balance.
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