This body of work has been inspired by the emotional content found within fairytales. It focuses upon the embodiment of human emotion and not on the traditional ideals of fairytale, being made to highlight the human condition through materiality and tactility. Fairytale is not visually apparent within the work as I feel the human conditions and experiences found in this genre of storytelling should allow the audience to connect with it in their own way.
As a maker I place value on the physical materiality and the presence of the hand in the making process. The pieces in this installation were created using a combination of ceramic and fabric. All material elements in the work have been carefully chosen to describe emotion and states of being. Each piece is sculpted by hand and then fired with a range of combustible materials, which gives each piece a unique surface pattern.