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.