The History of Ceramics is the History of the World
How we understand ancient history is derived from what we dig out of the earth. These surviving fragments are frequently bone and ceramic. Human hands formed and shaped these pieces, holding what was important to them and reflecting the values of the people of the times. I'm fascinated by the trans-formative qualities of ceramics, using earth, water and fire to create something lasting and completely changed from the starting materials. Something only my hands can make because of the unique shape of my hands, the pressure and gesture as individual as my voice. These pieces are a nod to the geological history of the world, the layers upon layers of clay, but also cultural and personal history. They have had their surfaces scarred, scraped, pushed to the edge of collapse and remade. Asking the question, if my human experience was a vessel, what would it look like? Does my history have a shape and form? Ultimately I create pots that have lived, and enjoy the interest that can only come from exploring without boundaries and not being afraid to become damaged and broken. A life explored through pots.