We perceive the world through our senses – sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. Conversely, there is the elusive, the unseen, our powerful emotional inner worlds; invisible forces that underlie every decision we make. Often referred to as “the human condition”, we grapple with existence, communication and our perception of each other. What lays hidden inside belies our outer skins.
Small and intimate these pieces invite the viewer to peer within and contemplate our morphing of interior and exterior realms. Porcelain layers interweave and spiral, evoking fragility; nichrome wire twists and pierces the skin of the clay forcing its way into internal space; kiln firings capture work at the point of collapse.
Through cracks, markings and surface textures, I aim to bring into being the potent influences that make us human, creating a ceramic dialogue that sits beyond words.