My practice is an attempt to develop a body of work that enables me to gain a greater understanding of life’s sensory and experiential properties. Clay makes sense of my experiences; building a poetic material language, which through the process of selection, and layering, enables me to build aesthetic interpretations of occurrences, constructing compositions that explore the qualities of sensation.
In making, I try to resist the oppression of human-centred ‘clock time’, by aligning my working processes with a more natural pace, dictated by the material. I employ contrasting elements, textures, and sensations: sunlight and frost, delicate membranes and brutal slabs, to explore notions of detail, size and weight. I do this to uncover themes of perspective and relativity: asking how one small experience might alter the landscape of one’s existence, and, similarly, how one’s layered experience of life might inform a reflection upon a single moment.
The material substance of clay is foundational to our experience of life, it grounds us, it lifts us, it tells us stories of what has been and it gives itself over freely in the hands of a listening maker, to take form and shape in ways that incite possibility and endless discovery.