I am interested in the human experience of landscape. The acts carried out within a landscape, for example those associated with resource collection, shape our understanding and perception of the world around us. I source materials that can be incorporated into my work, digging clay from the moors and stone from coastal outcrops. I do this partly for the aesthetic values it brings to my work but also as an act within the Pembrokeshire landscape, which references my experiences past and present.
The shapes I throw are based on Moon Jars an ancient Korean form originally made from plain white porcelain. At the time they represented the epitome of the austere Confucian virtues of purity, honesty and modesty. I was so inspired by this pure form that I now use it as the composition for my work. This celestial form for me has become symbolic of the planet, my fascination with landscape and how humans have utilised its diversity of resources.
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