Over the last few months I’ve been slowly working on more from my current series of pieces that reflect trips to mainland Europe. Earlier in the spring I took a short visit to Paris which was an inspiring experience….museums, parks, galleries and the palace at Versaille included. The Musee de Sevres was a reminder of the rich and hugely inspiring history of ceramics. Clay connects and reflects places, cultures, social history, social and technological change and the present day.
This trip is feeding into the pieces I’ve been working on most recently. Coil built forms are based very loosely on pieces viewed in the Musee de Sevres. Surface imagery is initially abstracted, predominantly from photos taken in the gardens at Versaille, and in Paris itself. The final layer will include the photos, and may also include previous imagery from Belgium and France.