Fired stoneware clay with manganese oxide wash
It is threaded together and connected to itself as a whole. It is of the earth and the piece is placed on the garden’s earth, connecting to nature and encircling a tree – connecting to the Arboretum. The haptic process of handling and forming the clay is a connection. The circle is a universal symbol with extensive meaning and human connection. There is a nod here also to stone circles and what they may represent.
After a successful business career I returned to my earlier interest and passion of making Art. I took a refresher Fine Art Foundation Degree at Petroc college, then attended Newlyn Art School for two years on their part time Mentoring and Professional Practice courses. I moved from sculpture/installation work (Petroc) to painting and printmaking (Newlyn) and have recently been working with clay incorporating ceramics into my work. I live and work in Ilfracombe North Devon