Setting out

I’ve been focusing on compositions recently, bringing together individual elements that together form a single piece or create a ‘set’ There’s something about composing these elements that fascinates me. It also seems to satisfy my ideas about how my work can be displayed: contrasting porcelain with the dark terracotta.

The idea for the ‘grounds’ (the thrown terracotta bases) used in these pieces, is influenced by every day items as utilitarian as a tray or a placemat ready for dinner. For some pieces though they might also suggest an extended ‘shadow’ for the pots placed on it, or simply offer a visual boundary for grouped items.

Selected compositions, including those pictured, along with a range of my other pieces, have just been sent off to the very lovely Bils and Rye Gallery in Yorkshire.

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