The body of work I present for the Degree Show is an exploration of material and theoretical constructs, and a statement on global conservation from a socio-political standpoint. Drawing inspiration from graph readings of seismic events and traditional pottery methods, I utilise the physicality and structure of the thrown vessel and construct forms with juxtapositional surface qualities in order to present the notion of ecological fragility. Materiality communicates the theme which this body of work is founded upon: Contrasting formations of colour, line and texture further emphasise the contextual narrative my work seeks to express.
My work is centred around the potter’s wheel. I am drawn to functionality in ceramic pieces, and have predominantly created decorative, utilitarian items as final outcomes in response to project briefs. I enjoy the challenges and rewarding outcomes of learning and developing new practical processes in clay and therefore this collection also serves as a poignant culmination of the skills and conceptual processes I have acquired and developed during the three years of the degree course; processes and skills I will continue to use throughout my career as a professional ceramicist.