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" Verdant "
Decal fired bone china plates with decals
produced from original watercolour paintings.
The full piece is comprised of thirteen plates.
Height: 155cm x 113cm approx
Material / Technique:
Decal fired bone china plates,
with decalled images from original watercolor
" Eden "
Decal fired porcelain with decals
produced from original watercolour paintings
representing the fate of Adam and Eve.
The full piece is comprised of four segments
which fit together as one piece.
Height: 340mm. Complete radius (4 sections) 650mm
Material & Technique:
Model and mould created to produce porcelain porcelain slip-cast forms that are bisque fired,
glazed and re-fired. Final decal fired with images taken from original watercolors.
With a background in art and design, I returned to college to complete an honours degree in ceramics.
I was immediately drawn to surface decoration and the printing techniques.
The porcelain slip cast forms and bone china are my canvas.
I combine illustration and design with the 3D ceramic form to create a narrative.
My work is conceptual, referencing classical form and figure and using contemporary elements like tattoos to tell a story.
The female form in historical works of art are lifted from the past
and subverted with tattoos to address issues such as feminism.
With humour, I alter how women have been historically portrayed and given a more assertive demenour.
Continuing the theme of subverting the familiar, the narrative is revealed through the layering,
interaction and use of a series of everyday objects.
I use my illustrations and watercolours in other areas.
Recently I produced vibrant silk scarves referencing my ‘Eden’ ceramic work.