Medium: Stoneware Ceramic
Dimensions: 30cm H x 25cm W x 25 cm D
Hand built Stoneware Ceramics Sculpture in two parts. Blue and White glaze with micro-organism motif. Inspired by the complexity of fighting lung disease in Cystic Fibrosis and the hope and freedom that the newly discovered medications bring.
I work in my garden studio using a variety of clays; stoneware, earthenware, porcelain and crank and try to use it in as many different ways; throwing, slab building, coil building and sculpting. I mix my own glazes using oxides to colour them (though I admit to using stains if the outcome I want requires it) and like to try out different glaze methods; dipping, spraying, painting and wax resist. Such a variety of materials and methods results in a variety of ceramic pieces; functional, sculptural, fun and serious, but all made with care and consideration of the final piece.
My work reflects my life caring for two children with cystic fibrosis. To be successful (and sane) in this situation one must be flexible and rigid at the same time, with infinite patience, an enormous sense of humour and an appreciation of the importance of fun whilst dealing with serious situations.
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