Jade Jenkins

MA Ceramics

Appearance and Human Essence

My practice is focused on bridging the gap between fashion theory and ceramic practice. I use artefacts to explore the relationship between the human body, clothing and identity with a focus on how these elements can be constructed into an apparently seamless whole. Clothing has a transformative potential with the human form and I want to explore this dialogue within my practice. I use this to examine the complex and constructed nature of the self in contemporary society. I use fabric as a layer of the constructed self and demonstrate the potential of fabric to extend the self – not just enhance or disguise it. I have been exploring how these abstract theories and thoughts might translate into an artefact. I create figurative forms that retain a degree of androgyny within their sculpting, allowing for both masculine and feminine ideals to be projected onto the form to explore the way in which identity can be constructed.

www.jadejenkinsmaker.com

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Ross Anthony Andrews

Ross Anthony Andrews

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Georgina Allen

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Chrisoula Konstantakou

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Charles Conreur

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Mikky Saunby

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Dean Coates

Dean Coates

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