05. PIERCED BOWL
This bowl has hundreds of small holes in it, which are then filled with clear glaze, creating an effect that evokes the way the sea sparkles when one is swimming in the surf. It is also reminiscent of coral that is made up of many individuals, arranged in a seemingly haphazard manner, but in fact arranged according to the strict rules of natural geometry.
06. GEOMETRIC BOWLS
With this bowl I am exploring the way that geometric patterns become lively and interactive when they are drawn free hand - as they are in rural Africa. The technique I have used to apply the pigments allows for variation of intensity of each colour, further adding to the accidental complexity of what is a very simple design.
07. BLUE AND WHITE BOWLS
This bowl is inspired by the traditions of West African and Japanese resist-indigo dying. It fascinates me that these cultures, so isolated from one another, both developed similar techniques and design aesthetics, using different species of indigo that grow wild in their areas. Using wax and cobalt oxide, I reinterpret these aesthetics on porcelain.
09. AMOEBA BOWL
This bowl is inspired by water, specifically the origins of life in it, and the dependence of all life on it. I have carved into both the inside and outside of the bowl to within microns of breaking through, creating fragility which contrasts with the durability and strength of porcelain.