My porcelain stems from familiar local landscapes. I am intrigued by the human perception of common wild plants, which are overlooked until they encroach into our spaces. When these plants stray from the natural to a more human habitat, they take on a different classification, they become weeds. My sense of being within the environment is fundamental to my creative process. My interest in nature is rooted in childhood growing up in rural Slovakia. The methodical meditative process of working with coloured clay allows me to reflect and depict a frozen moment in time, the blurring boundary between nature and civilisation. Using the combination of industrial and traditional making techniques, combined with form and pattern, the collection of open vessels acts as a prop for thinking and highlights human responsibility as stewards of the planet.
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