My work explores the boundaries within clay through experimental processes. I start with the industrial method of plaster moulds and slip-casting; however, I don't always use these in traditional ways. With my current project Lines, I use metal as an aesthetic reference and material contrast. An additive method is used to create pieces with minimal amounts of clay. This body of work became an engaging display of how clay moves in the kiln. The suggestions of vessels start out as straight cages of wet clay and through the power of the kilns heat and the pyroplasticity of the clay, they move like fabric to evolve into a wire-like sculpture that still holds the materiality of porcelain. Due to this process, the final form of each piece stems from minute details in the making, but mostly depends on chance.

 

Education

2014-16

M.A. Ceramics and Glass, Royal College of Art London, UK

2008-12

B.A. Studio Art and Art Education, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA, USA

 

Selected Exhibitions

2017

Upcoming: February 2-6 Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

March 31- April 2, Ceramic Art London, Central Saint Martins, London, UK

2016

Showcase at Flow Gallery, Needham Road, London, UK

Talent! 2016, Craft Central, London, UK

White Canvas, Mint, London, UK

Transform Effect, Korea Craft & Design Foundation Insa-dong, Seoul, Korea

Sculpture at Doddington Hall Doddington, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, UK

Show16 Royal College of Art, London, UK

In Context, Preston Fitzgerald’s, 7 Wetherby Gardens , London, UK

The Emerging and the Established Christie's South Kensington, London, UK

RCA School of Material Work-in-progress Show Royal College of Art, London, UK

Off Centre, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, Kensington, London, UK

Still Life, Snug Gallery, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, UK

2015

Ceramic Art London, Student Exhibition Royal College of Art, London, UK

RCA School of Material Work-in-progress Show Royal College of Art, London, UK

2014

Project Network 2014/II Guldagergaard, Denmark

 

Awards

2016

R J Washington Bursary

Finalist in the tableware competition for Tate Modern’s Switch House

2015

Woo Scholarship

 

Work Placement

2015

Chetwoods Architects, Product Designer Clerkenwell Green, London, UK

Studio Levien, Internship Surrey Row, London, UK

 

Residency

2014

International Ceramic Research Center Project Network, Guldagergaard, Denmark