My excitement lies within ....
investigating reactions from raw materials,
being able to manipulate these into varying forms playing with colour and texture.
I merge contrasting finishes together from heavily textured into smooth and refined
anticipating a juxtaposition between severity and delicacy.
Photograph from Penang, Malaysia crystal museum (2015)
This represents the graduation of raw materials through to what the consumer would see,
triggering thoughts and connotations of mining
and the original qualities of the materials before human intervention.
I build an intimate relationship with the materials I’m using, finding excitement in a new texture in molten silver,
the uncertainty of cuttlefish cast coming out, the possibility of finding innovative ways to use all materials.