Remnant

I am exploring a variety of aspects of the beauty of clay and its transformation into ceramic material.

 

The viscous nature of the glaze is used to accentuate the edges, pool in hollows and form drips. The work explores the qualities of the material and aims to expose and engage the viewer with the remnant qualities of clay; the offcuts and discarded pieces that are often overlooked from other processes such as carving or slab building.

The clay is cut straight from the bag with a wire cutter leaving indelible marks in the slabs. They are subsequently thrown down confidently to create composition. Significantly, there is never an attempt to adjust or undo a move once it is made, only to balance the composition with the next slab. The overall process of construction is never interfered with and embraces an element of chance.