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I AM A BOWERBIRD. BITS AND STUFF ARE FORAGED AND FOUND. A CONSORT FOR PORCELAIN. PURITY AND THE DAMNED. RE-IMAGINING NEW LIFE FOR THE DISCARDED. THIS IS WHERE I PLAY.
Making with Meaning
Drawing on decades of experimenting with creative techniques, my butterfly brain and bowerbird eye inform intuitive hands and help them play with those fluttering thoughts through ceramics, metal or textiles. I love the malleability of clay; to prod and tear, embedding surfaces with the foraged and found, inviting a reciprocal tactile interaction. Porcelain is married with rusty nails or animal bones, celebrating the beauty of imperfection, in praise of the discarded and overlooked. Inspiration is often derived from ethnographic collections, where amulets are reimagined in metal-studded clay, filled with intention and spangled with desires. I make objects that adorn and ornament the body or a place; sculptural wearables which can be hung, worn, and stroked. By distilling an idea and rigorously eliminating the unnecessary, the essence of a form is divined; a simple joy revealed.
All work is for sale, please contact for more details. Commissions welcome.