Breaking the Ice
mixed stoneware, porcelain, pigment, copper
64 x 19.5 x 17cm
I am interested in the balance of contrasting textures and surfaces. I am highly affected by my immediate environment and as a result nature is my greatest influence. Employing various methods of surface treatment, tonal contrasts andtexture I am portraying a collision of emotional responses to contrasting seasons. The softness and gentle warmth of spring with a memory of an icy winter. The threat of bush fire, the sweltering scorch and breathless, dry heat of summer. I enjoy the simple responses evoked by nature and embody this in my work.