"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." Picasso
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."  Picasso

Ceramics Gallery

After completing a degree in Fine Art as a mature student, I studied the two year Ceramics Diploma at City Lit where I was taught by skilled practitioners and masters in their craft. My own approach to ceramics is creative and experimental rather than craft-based; I am still learning and developing my skills - as many works fail as succeed.

 

Kintsugi ("golden joinery") is the Japanese art of repairing cracks and broken pottery with lacquer mixed with gold dust. The philosophy holds that a repair is part of the object's history rather than something to be hidden. Similarly wabi-sabi  is a view centered on the acceptance of imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete". This is a philosophy I have come to embrace: I have many 'happy accidents' and find almost everything can be recycled or used in some creative way at a later date.

 

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