This year, I am teaming up with @ruth swain and @claire venables , two fantastic painters at The Jericho Studio in Jericho.
The exhibition will showcase Ruth's paintings with a twist of humour and Clair's observational paintings. Both the paintings will be accompanied by my
organic, abstract pieces inspired from shapes and textures from nature.
The Jericho studio is situated on 18, Walton Street in Ruth's back garden. An airy, bright place, where the arts will be displayed in its' full glory.
I love to work with my hands - infusing life and strength into the ceramics I create. My forms abound with strength and energy, and organically goes with the 'flow' - as I like to play with the clay and let it take form with shapes and textures as I go along. My creations stem from a single idea in mind, in a process that is not methodical, led by the heart and feelings. Aiming to be imperfectly perfect, with rough and smooth textures, my works are tactile, symbolic, and intriguing to the viewer.
My passion with clay evolved after many years of brush stroking techniques on bisque ware. I love creating organic forms, defying the normal structures of figurines, bowls or any other daily use items..
I find that working with oxides, greens and blues give me a great sense of staying connected to the earth and water and my works emerge as grounded and minimal pieces that meld with nature. Groggy surfaces that contrast with smooth and crackle glazes. My inspiration also comes from the Japanese philosophy of ‘wabi-sabi’ –‘ imperfectly perfect’.
My sculptures tend be linear, feminine with sense of flow and energy in them. Modern Art Oxford, Oxford Art Society, West Ox Arts are venues where my sculptures and ceramics have been displayed.