I like to experiment different techniques and themes every year for Artweeks and for other exhibitions. Last year I enjoyed learning and displaying the Japanese Kurinuki style teacups, and this year I am introducing ‘Birds’ of all forms, shapes and textures. A part post Covid year gave me lots of hope, a feel free spirit and watching birds flying around, I felt I should pass on that spirit in my birds too. This year's theme is 'Birds have no Borders' where I have created sculptural birds with different shapes and forms, and coated them with crackle glazes, highlighting their fragility in these times.
My other project for this year were Sculptural Bowls, using a free flowing technique , using my knuckles and fingers to press the clay and creating forms. Textures were accentuated by using oxides outside and contrasting smooth surfaces inside.
Come and see these tactile creations and feel them yourself!
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 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.