Pablo Picasso said, “The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.’
Since I was a child, I have used ceramics to make my thoughts and emotions tangible. This habit of translating fleeting mental concepts into physical reality has encouraged me to walk through life seeing each moment as a potential work of art.
Ceramics, specifically making figurines has always interested me. I discovered my love for it in Kindy where I’d make cat families out of play dough and little people out of blue tac.
My fascination and consequential study of ceramics continued throughout high school. After that I attended the Brisbane Institute of Art, working with a wonderful group of women whose passion for ceramics was truly inspiring. At the moment I’m going to classes held by Clairy Laurence at her studio, where I’m focusing more on the human form as opposed to the ceramic media as a whole.
My passion for art has always been bound to ceramics. I love using its versatility to attempt different techniques for capturing human expression through both body language and the face. I think the human face is fascinating and I love learning about its complicated intricacies and how to recreate them using something as simple as clay in my hands.
'Connectivity: A Ceramic Perspective', 2015