THIS WAS A POINT IN THE CREATIVE PROCESS WHERE I REALISED I WAS CONNECTING WITH THE MUSHROOM AND THAT I HAD FOUND SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL THAT I COULD WORK FROM
THIS WAS A VERY SIMPLE TEST TO SEE IF I COULD BEGIN TO REPLICATE THE SHAPE OF THE GILLS WHEN A MUSHROOM MANIPULATED. FROM THIS I REALISED I COULD EXTRUDE RIBBONS OF CLAY TO DEVELOP THE WORK FURTHER. I AM REALLY KEEN TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROCESSES INVOLVED IN THE GENERAL AREA OF CERAMICS, FROM SLIP CASTING TO WORKING WITH GLAZE.

IT WAS TWENTY YEARS AGO WHEN I STARTED USING CLAY AS A MATERIAL FOR EXPLORATION AT UNIVERSITY. WHEN I WAS IN THE CERAMICS STUDIO AT CSM THIS FRIDAY I WAS WISKED BACK TO A WONDER PLACE OF LEARNING. WHILST I WAS TESTING CREATING AND PLAYING I FELT A PROFOUND SENSE OF THE PRIMORDIAL THE PREHISTORIC THE ANCIENT.

IMG_5272.JPG