Work in Progress - 'Enfolded' Series

I am now working on a new series of sculptural vessels, using the decorating technique of 'sgrafitto'.  Although this work is as yet unfinished, you can follow me on my Instagram account to see how the collection progresses.

My inspiration for this body of work stems from the unprecedented situation we have been experiencing during 2020. As we have been so restricted with our physical connections with many of our family or friends, these forms represent the feeling of being 'enfolded' in an embrace, or hug.

 

Lava Glazed Spheres - 'Punctuations of Calm'

 

These rounded forms suggest the concept of movement and the link to perpetual motion.  Here they are seen at rest, representing moments of quiet contemplation - a brief 'Punctuation of Calm'.

The use of three legged 'camping style' stools in this display add to this narrative, reflecting on a temporary form of seating, and therefore an opportunity to be still.

These pieces are coil-built and are fired to 1220C, so are suitable as garden sculpture.

Pit Fired

The images above show some of my pit-fired vessels.

A variety of organic material is used in the firing to create unique patterns on the surface of each piece.

Smoke Fired

These images show a selection of my smoke-fired work