'Homage' 2021, Craft Study Centre, Farnham
Pleated, stitched linen some with woven centres in cotton and silk. Assorted sizes
My response to the collection of Crafts Study Centre started with the idea of investigating the work of Lucie Rie, a process disrupted by the onset of the Covid Pandemic. The work references Ries' use of sgraffito, her mixing of coloured clays, her use of distinctive colour palettes; a bright yellow, a strong blue, pink, glazes with a metallic sheen. She also had a working relationship with Issey Miyake. The idea of centering oneself (much as a potter centres clay on the wheel) became a component of the work , a reflection of the nature of the times and on the indeterminates that destabilise the context of production.