SCULPTURAL CERAMICS

INSPIRATION:

 

A range of sculptural ceramics influenced by Sheffield & referencing English Industrial Architecture. 

 

Simplified skyline silhouettes are combined in a playful manner to create 3D forms created using multiple slabs of clay. Sculptures progress throughout the making process, allowing fluid decisions to inform the finished piece, igniting excitement through the construction. 

 

My inspiration comes from the contrasted juxtaposition of the old and new; the smooth, matte finish of modern finished structures against the weathered, worn and abandoned old red brick buildings. This fascination has influenced the surface decoration - the use of slips, oxides and underglazes in layers created by multiple firings has created a rich, earthy finish to the pieces. Details of common architecture styles are referenced, such as now dis-used factories and the remnants of a once thriving steel industry.

PROCESS: 

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© All images copyright Meghan Downs Ceramics 2020

Process images by Ben Boswell

Product shots by Meghan Downs

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