Text and maps have been transferred onto the delicate medium of porcelain and combined with glazes to create sculptural geo-historic pieces of work. They bring together elements of place; the small details merging past with the present, inviting the viewer to consider their own interaction and experience of a place.
Remembering trips I have spent walking, climbing and camping among the Lakeland fells. A place I love.
Camping in the Lakes
I Want To Ride My Bicycle
Riding a bicycle through the landscape knits together places in a way that driving a car through them can not. This ceramic piece uses early 1950's cycling magazines alongside text from modern cycling guides to create a celebration of travel using a bicycle.
Walkscapes - Bath
Each walk creating a different perception of a place according to where one strolls.
Walkscapes-Bath transfers text and images from vintage maps onto porcelain.
Taking the idea that strolling, or walking, can be an Aesthetic Practice (Francesco Careri 2009) Walkscapes deals with strolling as an architecture of landscape. A way of creating a specific perception of a place.
A rainy camping trip!
Rainy Camping Trip Down The M5
A Hilly Walk
Text and images taken from vintage maps and guides of hilly areas such as the Lake District and the Mendips, have been combined with Latitudes and Longitudes from hilly walks I have made.
Early morning walks with the dogs. Memories of walks made over the autumn and winter. Text and glazes have been combined to reflect the washed out colours of the winter months and experiences of walking.
Text taken from Admiralty maps and novels with a ‘Sea theme’ are playfully combined to create a selection of possible new narratives.