Aura, 2015

MEDIUM ceramic
DIMENSIONS 120 x 30 x 170cm

My practice starts from a sensitive and reverential approach to nature. I notice and am moved by every subtlety and curve of a rock or seedpod. I aim to translate this sensibility into my work. I work with clay, a natural material, and almost always use the hand building method, the oldest technique in ceramics. Hand building means my finger marks form part of the surface, an effect I supplement with deliberate pinching to create textures inspired by Australian native forms. The works are similar in size, shape and colouring, echoing the patterns that can be found in nature. Each work is different in softness and sensitivity. Their unique details have an emotional impact as they reflect intricacies of nature.