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A question of space and form
What if the container contained nothing? What if the form enclosed only space? For technical reasons a ceramic sculpture is necessarily hollow, it therefore contains something, if only emptiness. Does that make a container of the immaterial a functional object?
Ceramics is an art of transformation, during the process of creation clay transforms itself. Hands work and the clay finds it's form, structure emerges as the material hardens, water evaporates into air before the earth can encounter fire.
Space is enclosed and defined gradually then separated from the exterior by walls, at first supple and soft then becoming more and more rigid and receptive to detail, a surface appears. The ways of working change to follow the evolutions in progress. An architecture develops that must take into account the changes that will only cease after the last firing has cooled.