07: Sky Catcher
The piece is made from clay-mud-earth, like the gardens it is a form created/ carved from the natural material of the landscape.The haptic process of making the piece resonates with the making of Stone Lane gardens carved out of the landscape of Dartmoor. The blue colour of the interior of the bowl gives the impression of the sky above. The textured lower part reflects the earth + gardens. Iron oxides are also used as colourants. The plinth is made of Corten Steel, the rust colour echoing the stream and little pond at the gardens which are naturally coloured orange by the iron in the water.
After a successful business career I returned to my earlier interest and passion of making art. I completed a Fine Art Foundation Degree at Petroc college, then attended Newlyn Art School for two years on their Mentoring and Professional Practice courses exhibiting in group exhibitions in PZ Gallery and Tremenheere Gallery. I work in both 2D and 3D and am currently excited by exploring the possibilities of sculptural ceramics. I live and work in Ilfracombe North Devon