Inspired by the post-industrial milieu of Mancunian architecture, I produce decorative ceramics using clay in its liquid form of slip. I cast into hand made moulds to produce the forms and decorate by layering coloured slip, glaze and spray-paint to produce my urban landscape. I hope to invoke a response of intrigue by producing thoughtfully made work that references my interest in the unnoticed beauty of the changing urban environment. Accompanying these objects are viewfinders allowing the viewer to gain an individual perspective of the objects and their surfaces.
Saturday, March 13
Here I have chosen to work from images that I feel highlight some of the disproportionate wealth and greed that has been so significant and troubling in the last 24 months or so. My hopes were to use imagery of the world’s financial districts as inspiration for mark making as to express through making mutterings of disapproval from myself. I do not wish to make a statement but to grumble in the corner. So British.
“Have nothing in your home which you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful”
William Morris 1834-1896
Here is a collection decorative cups developed in response to a collection of japanese landscape drawings.
I used the drawings as initial inspiration which led me to investing traditional english landscapes and then on to create some of my own in Manchester.
This exploration resulted in this series of tests and trials using liquid clay and decorative slip.