Artist's Profile: Joan Hardie Artist's Statement My aims are to produce ceramics that encourage people to look afresh at the natural world and which are lively, interesting, accessible and affordable. My work is inspired by natural textures, colours and forms, particularly from trees, ferns, lichens and fungi. I enjoy trying to capture something of the feeling of a natural subject in clay, so that the ceramic piece becomes a celebration of nature.
Tsz Kwan (Kylie) Tam - 'Apparent Fluidity ...Solid. Brittle. Fragile and Ever Changing.' Taking inspiration from glass sculpture and jellyfish. This project aims to capture the apparent fluidity, and the contrast of transparency and the solidity of moving lines and patterns embedded in the glass and on the surface. My interest lies in the creation of transparent and translucency in knitted textile with shapes and forms, and the use of beautiful colours and texture.
Artist Anne ten Donkelaar heals damaged butterflies by giving them new wings made of a variety of materials including gold, old maps, roots, threads and embroidery. Although the butterflies are no longer alive, they are given a new lease on life with their interesting new wings which are both beautiful and intricately designed. Donkelaar, who …
Maps are an interesting motif of a journey,however I think they add too much business in a lot of pieces,and so detail has to be cut out of the subject,such as tone and shadowing in this piece shown. It represents a physical journey throughout a place, and provides a detailed canvas,however I do not think I would carry this idea forward to a final piece.