Souvenirs from Medalta 2015



Vase and bottles from Souvenirs from Medalta. Largest 37cm high

Recent pieces are based on a residency in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, and previous research into travel and tourism. Like much of my previous work, it draws on nostalgia, memory and place, and specifics of travel experiences. Forms are based on the museum collections of ceramics at Medalta where I undertook the residency. The imagery is developed from my own photographs from the town and wider area, with abstracted textures, colour and marks responding to the urban and rural landscapes. I intend the work to reflect the scale, contrasts and extremes of the area, the space and sense of ‘otherness’ (which is a big part of travel experience).

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Cylindrical Vessels, tallest 36cm