I am a hand builder and one of my favourite methods of construction is with the coil, the pace of which suits me. In this current new series I am working in the direction of geometric volumes, searching how different spaces may occupy one voluminous form. Instead of rounded bases and rounded symmetry I start with multiple sided shapes, pentagons or hexagons, and coil upwards. Not following a linear process and being aware of the emergent form, I permit myself a great diversity of possibilities and shapes. Shapes I find deliberately – or not – letting the clay, the humidity, time and my hands decide. An adventure from beginning to end.
Wondrous clay. A lump into a vessel. I stand back and let it sit to rest, covering it and uncovering it to dry slowly. A sheen and glow still present with traces of H20 . Watching and welcoming a new companion strangely.
The next stage coming, transitioning into something with the beautiful name of greenware. Green because it is humid, like a tree in the forest and ware because one day there will be a fire changing its organic bio mass into a hard mineral, Imperviousness and permanency and even glasslike if glazes are used. Pottery has always arrived to our homes and tables as wares, we have a millenary history of it cradling nourishment and beauty intertwined into this artcraft.
Life and our lives are quite literally intertwined from earth.