a collaboration with Sarah Rayner
Sarah Rayner invited me to collaborate with her for Ceramix, an exhibition held by Australian Ceramics Association where ceramic artists were invited to collaborate with an artist working in a different medium.
Over 8 months and 2400km Sarah and I created a body of works underpinned by the language and poetry of plants. A deep connection to our immediate natural environments (Sophie Bruny Island and Sarah Sunshine Coast hinterland) is paramount to our individual practices as is the compulsion to collect, observe and scrutinise.
These similarities have brought us together, sharing a quest to morph and form porcelain and silver from inert matter into three-dimensional tactile, sensual and compelling works which explore both the fragility, strength and delicate balance of the natural world.
The final works become storytellers, just as are the plants that inspire them.
image: Greg Piper