This body of work is the amalgamation of various  techniques. I use a thrown ceramic piece to act as a "landscape" and then build a narrative by incorporating slip cast figures onto them. Combing the ceramic pieces with other mixed media, such, pushes the work into surreal realms that drive the viewer to question the fuller meaning behind each piece.

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The slip cast characters I used take on their own persona and reference various archetypal roles that we all fulfill at times in our lives.  Inclusion of mixed media such as string, rubber, sand and glass provide a dynamic bridge into surrealism and fantasy.  My aim is to draw the viewer in, "stealthily," and upon first glance the work may seem quite naïve and harmless and yet, there are darker, sinister layers that need to be unfolded and confronted. 

My  focus is on the “outcasts” of society, those who find themselves on the fringe.  I want to consider some of the challenges we face in contemporary, technological world which include; an exaggerated sense of isolation and loneliness, separation and exclusion,  aging and death, while hoping to inject a sense of humour and a touch of the absurd in order to approach these very  harsh realities with an ironic smile.

Inescapable Truths
Inescapable Truths

SOLD 2012, Stoneware, earthenware, stain and oxide wash, slipcast, silicone and sand. 28cm diameter

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I'm Norman, Am I OK?
I'm Norman, Am I OK?

SOLD 2012, Extruded black clay, thrown stoneware slipcast, stain, glaze, mixed media 42cm wide

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Poisonous Decline of Society
Poisonous Decline of Society

SOLD Thrown earthnware, slipcast 27.5 diameter

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Lacking Spatial Awareness
Lacking Spatial Awareness

SOLD Stoneware, glaze, stains. 16cm height

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Potential to Know Potential to Act
Potential to Know Potential to Act

SOLD 2012, thrown earthenware, extruded, black clay, slipcast, resin 16.5 wide

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Are You Sitting Comfortably?
Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Stoneware, slipcast, glaze, stain, glass 22.5 height

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Shameful Horizons
Shameful Horizons

SOLD Extruded black clay, stoneware, slipcast, stain and glaze 43cm wide

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Ties That Bind
Ties That Bind

SOLD Thrown eathenware, slipcast, stain and string 32cm height

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This Much I Know
This Much I Know

SOLD Extruded black clay, earthenware slipcast, stain, ston 20.5cm wide

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Justifiable Homicide
Justifiable Homicide

Thrown stoneware, slipcast, stain and glaze 29cm wide

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Troubled Intimacy
Troubled Intimacy

SOLD Black clay, earthenware and stoneware jars, slipcast, stain, stones and glass Various heights to 31cm

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Detail, Ornamental Hermits
Detail, Ornamental Hermits

Thrown black clay, slilpcast, glaze, mixed media

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Seen and Heard
Seen and Heard

SOLD 2012, Porcelain, slipcast, glaze and green "scatter" 19cm diam

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A Little Off Centre, 2012
A Little Off Centre, 2012

NFS Black clay, slip cast, stain, glass

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Best of Intentions, 2012
Best of Intentions, 2012

SOLD Earthenware, slip cast, stain, glaze, gravel

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Man Contemplating His Prick, 2012
Man Contemplating His Prick, 2012

Earthenware, slipcast, dirt and cactus

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