The work explores the role of function in ceramics and references containers from the rural landscape. Containers such as buckets, and water tanks and silos that sit isolated in a paddock, but it is the combining of separate forms and bringing the work back into the home where discovery can take place. Pots are stacked on shelf or sink creating new relationships through serendipity or design. This continues my curiosity in connecting objects together in ways that explores mutual survival. The creation of one complete piece from two objects is part of the inventive process.
Published in 2008 Sidney Myer Fund international Ceramics Award Exhibition Catalogue. Shepparton Art Gallery http://www.greatershepparton.com.au/residents/sheppartgallery/sidneymyerfund/
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