As a creative practitioner I explore the materiality of clay and how it can be used as a therapeutic medium. I examine how clay can ignite ‘Creative Flow’ as a generative state of mind, particularly how repetitive making can influence and expand lateral thinking.
In creating forms that exude a playful aesthetic, I encourage a playful engagement with a viewer. The pieces become animated through amorphous forms, textured glaze and vivid colours creating moments of interaction between the pieces, and between the artwork and viewer. This moves the work away from being simple objects and into an interactive display.
The placement and fusion of the smaller pieces onto larger sculptures suggests a sense of nurturing and growth, one thing creating opportunity for another, a demonstration of ‘flow’ taking place, illustrating the parallels between creative and therapeutic processes.