I thought I’d share a few photos some recent work. I’ve become increasingly interested in the interface of the natural and urban environments and structures.
I’ve been texturing clay, ripping, cutting and recycling the offcuts from other people’s cuttings in the studio – initially to help use up the used clay for SB, but actually using off cuts has added extra textures, shapes and forms became an interesting process in of itself. I’ve been using rollers, stamps, keys, lids, buttons and basically anything I can get my hands on to texture the clay. I try not to plan them too much but just let the pieces fit themselves together and layer them as required in order to strengthen them where needs be. Usually I have quite a fixed idea of what I want and I draw and plan it. Instead this time I’m trying out respond to the clay and not over think things.
I haven’t made the pieces into functional ware, instead I’ve been making pieces I want to glaze organically and have the pieces in the garden to become part of the natural environment again.
At the moment I’ve made two large pieces, photos of one piece below. I will add photos of their progress as I go.
Any comments or suggestions would be much appreciated!!