I work with classical narratives to create wearable ceramics, thus connecting to the wearer and drawing them into the story and focus. I am passionate about using my work as a vessel to draw a little bit of fantasy from my classical inspirations and into my pieces through the ornate detail and unusual nature of my practice.
Working with porcelain which I use to create a rich palette in my work whilst still obtaining vivid detail, clear glazed to create tactile functional pieces, and with a dash of gold lustre to breathe life into my work, that holds a subtle hint of more traditional jewellery within a fresh creative process.
My work is the result of a desire to create pieces that form a tactile narrative, adding a little more beauty into the world and inviting us to not just view it but also wear it and become a part of it.
Within this project I have worked with ‘La Bella Donna Mia Mente’ (Lovely lady of my memory) by Oscar Wilde to speak of the beauty of the human form through my work. By relating each verse of the poem and my personal take on them into a necklace, each of which portrays a facet of feminine human beauty. I have built a collection which stands as artefacts yet also desires to be worn and draw the wearer into their narrative.