the tile works I allows the intrinsic material quality of the
clay to become the medium for natural pattern making. Treating
each piece as a wall painting, I consider the overall composition,
then like the pixels on a computer screen each element is created
to fit the overall design. The inherent fired colours of the
clay gives a pallet from earthy red, through brown, grey to
black . Touches of blue and turquoise glazed highlights certain
Navel - the circle created by the outstretched limbs
of full sized human figure.
Rising / Falling - thinking of the image from outer space
of the earth behind the moon
Arch - a structuraly soud form made with natural materials.
Horizon - made of different layered clays, sliced through
this has a strong landscape feel.