Signs of fragility, vulnerability and individuality are exposed in the handmade object.
Interaction with the material is a two-way process. My practice of making, destroying and remaking parallels cycles of decay and renewal. I build, soak, push, squeeze, break, cut, tear and repair. To destroy and rebuild allows a lack of control, increasing motion in the making. The construction methods remain visible, similar to that of drawing, erasing and adjusting. Porcelain is chosen for its purity, sensitivity and paradoxical qualities of fragility and strength. It has its own energy during the firing. Surfaces are painted with layers of coloured porcelain slip to present a skin-like membrane. Digitally printed ceramic transfers together, with glaze and gold leaf allude to porcelain’s history.