Ceramic art is so much about processes and materiality. I look to traditional processes but combine them with industrial and contemporary tools to update my work. This body of ceramic forms evolved from an investigation into the traditional vessel and industrial moulds. Through the process of lathe and mould making, I was able to interrogate and deconstruct the inner space of a vessel form and materialise it. I then, explored how other materials could visualise inner space in my forms.
Craftsmanship can be admired through the material handling and shaping of forms. It is a prerequisite that intricate parts unite to make a beautiful shape. The inner gives way to the exterior but it is usually the exterior that holds a viewers attention. Yet if the inner space is made haptic, and rendered visible by material, then focus can be given to this void, to this nothingness. It is the exploration of interior and exterior that I create.
I feel we live in a world where material appreciation is being lost to visual media. Our hands touch screens more than ever and our attention is being diverted, making the material world around us less stimulating. By introducing different materials into the inner space of a familiar form, I am questioning if a material can arouse interest by changing the perception of its context.