I am interested in what lies between: between art and craft, or sculpture and painting. How can the visual languages of these disciplines be activated and transposed, and what is discovered in the nexus between these languages? The various roles that ceramics has maintained throughout history lends itself to an exploration of these things - from the foundation of civilisation to an art material.
In exploring that juncture between painting and sculpture, I’m forming crudely constructed ceramic vessels which have a direct reference to the traditions of functional craft ceramics as a support for painting. Sometimes the work sits in multiples, echoing the form of a diptych or triptych, or even larger numbers, referencing both the mass production that ceramics and craft forms commonly take, and subtly borrowing display methods associated with painting.
These works inhabit the context of the post-medium in their employment of some of the more formal tropes of painting, their displacement of the authority of the autonomous object, and in their collapse of the distinction of art and its framing.