Rachel Leary

MA Ceramics

A Material Experience

A material experience comes from an experimental style of making, which is driven by a fascination with ceramic material and its vast range of qualities and potentials. Alongside this, the process of making is especially important to the overall concept of this work. I am extremely interested in how a ceramic artist can adapt on traditional making techniques in new and innovative styles. For me, the kiln can create an ambiguous space where results are unpredictable, form and glaze work together to create a transition during the firing, meaning that the overall shape and aesthetic of a piece will not be known until the process has complete. With this collection I aim to provide a new perspective on what glaze materials can achieve rather than simply being a decorative aspect; glaze has the potential to become as much part of the form as the porcelain clay itself. The work shown here is a snapshot of the transition that has occurred in the kiln, a threshold of experimentation which is suspended in time.

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Other Exhibitors:

Josephine Phillips

Josephine Phillips

"I create narratives which draw upon a precarious, dormant underworld. These brightly coloured figures gently ooze and slip, creating a tension that is both dark and humorous. Unsettling characters play out a scenario full of secrecy, inviting the viewer to bear...

Wenqing Chen

Wenqing Chen

"I am interested in breaking the visual and thinking habits in people's daily life, referencing different materials to recreate familiar objects. A combination of elements: Woolen yarn Rope winding Stacking sticks Torn paper Collage fabric Hanging chain Explain the...

Sarah E H M H Dashti

Sarah E H M H Dashti

Reincarnation of a sound wave into a ceramic sound creature medium, airing the manifestation of coruscating vibrant color energy, with a performance of graceful motion of choreographed layers.

Ashleigh Parsons

Ashleigh Parsons

Red, the feeling of enticement combined with deep red, the alluring pull of seductive intrigue. Black, the tension between intimacy and venture, and gold, the ripple of fulfilment. The abstract physical feelings turn into alluring colours to reveal feminine burning...

Kim Colebrook

Kim Colebrook

"We see, we read – but do we question, or do we take the traditional, obvious interpretation unchallenged? Can we be encouraged to seek alternate meanings, inspired to look beyond the narrow line that often divides, to find a new way of looking? A hole is both the...

Ross Anthony Andrews

Ross Anthony Andrews

"‘Architecture begins when you place two bricks carefully together’ Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. 1959   This fundamental link between ceramics and architecture offers the medium expansive possibilities. My designs offer such a blue-print process that can be modified to...