A symbolic clay sculpture made during the isolation and pandemic of 2020 became an expression of a place that held the utmost of importance for me. My studio. It is within this metaphorical space, a container for powerful emotions that I sought to express a combination of a vision and personal complexity.
Through the process of rolling out slabs of clay, painting onto clay with slips, colouring with oxides, incising lines, drawing and mono printing onto whitened clay surfaces, I became driven to seek out a fecundity using my imagination. I wanted to express that particular sense of containment I felt, where the studio was experienced as both a spiritual dwelling and a metaphor for change and transformation.
While making this sculpture with its open space, cut out windows, larger than life paint cans, paint laden brushes, wire hanging brushes on the walls, the artist’s chair and paint splattered floorboards, I felt a relief, a joy and excitement as the forms inside the space evolved and the sculpture started to come together. Using clay brings the transformative elements of the kiln to life. Making this piece allowed me to process the condensed emotions and share what I experienced during the lockdowns.
The Artist’s Studio was the Scene of a Revolution ceramic: stoneware and porcelain
Size: 45cm h x 44cm w x 29cm d
Price: £2,375 contact (please include the title of the work)