There are those who “do not study objects, but the relations between objects. Thus, they are free to replace some objects by others so long as the relations remain unchanged. Content is irrelevant, they are interested only in form.”
Henri Poincare (1854 – 1912)
My work is made using the potter’s wheel. The rhythmic, rotational motion of the wheel is reflected in the forms I create; circular forms with no beginning or end, each is the archetype of wholeness.
Every round form is a study of the tension between concave and convex curves and straight sections. When groups of them are presented together they resonate with each other. My work explores how forms ‘speak’ to each other and further considers the negative spaces between them.
Mathematics of scale and pattern has led me to use repeating units to generate a sense of rhythm and balance. Clear glazes allow the colour and texture of the clay to remain evident. Sporadic introduction of strong colour accentuates the round shape and makes reference to the simple harmonic motion of the wheel which gave form to these pieces.