Charles Conreur

MA Ceramics

Foyer

Foyer to be understood in its French context loosely translates to fire place and Home, a safe place of gathering and sharing. This word in its integrity grounds the conceptual nature of my practice with its ever changing and personal understanding to other and myself.

My fascination for ceramics started back during my late teens in France. My practice is influenced by my previous studies in civil engineering and architecture courses.

The question of Home is one close to my heart and as the saying goes “There is no place like home”. I explore ideas of Home using techniques common in mass production along with material languages questioning in term the often pre-conceived ideas of space. To do so, I draw inspiration from my own ‘identity’, experimenting with materials and textures; I try to incorporate notions of values such as the use of lustre. Using a combination of clay along with other materials, my aesthetic is simple, clean and one that invites the viewers to immerse themselves. This project invites you to contemplate and think what ‘Home’ is for you.

Other Exhibitors:

Josephine Phillips

Josephine Phillips

"I create narratives which draw upon a precarious, dormant underworld. These brightly coloured figures gently ooze and slip, creating a tension that is both dark and humorous. Unsettling characters play out a scenario full of secrecy, inviting the viewer to bear...

Wenqing Chen

Wenqing Chen

"I am interested in breaking the visual and thinking habits in people's daily life, referencing different materials to recreate familiar objects. A combination of elements: Woolen yarn Rope winding Stacking sticks Torn paper Collage fabric Hanging chain Explain the...

Sarah E H M H Dashti

Sarah E H M H Dashti

Reincarnation of a sound wave into a ceramic sound creature medium, airing the manifestation of coruscating vibrant color energy, with a performance of graceful motion of choreographed layers.

Ashleigh Parsons

Ashleigh Parsons

Red, the feeling of enticement combined with deep red, the alluring pull of seductive intrigue. Black, the tension between intimacy and venture, and gold, the ripple of fulfilment. The abstract physical feelings turn into alluring colours to reveal feminine burning...

Kim Colebrook

Kim Colebrook

"We see, we read – but do we question, or do we take the traditional, obvious interpretation unchallenged? Can we be encouraged to seek alternate meanings, inspired to look beyond the narrow line that often divides, to find a new way of looking? A hole is both the...

Ross Anthony Andrews

Ross Anthony Andrews

"‘Architecture begins when you place two bricks carefully together’ Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. 1959   This fundamental link between ceramics and architecture offers the medium expansive possibilities. My designs offer such a blue-print process that can be modified to...