Best in Show
Juror's Comment: "Apropos of this time, 'Departure' speaks to what we hold dear. Evocative and whimsical, and illustrating a light touch, the piece gracefully holds a multitude of stories. "
Sponsored by Pottery Supply House
Sculpture inspired by migrating birds which constantly leave and return to a homeland, keeping deep within them the secret of the path they follow.
cone 6 porcelain finished with glazes and underglazes
11"x6.5"x3"/ 900 grams
The act of creation is a journey for me. When I moved to Canada in 2013, I began searching for anchor points in this new space. This search has been a driving force in my creative work over the past few years. It has involved a constant movement from outside to inside and vice versa while I create forms, body and skin for shapeless, incomprehensible ideas.
I mostly handbuild and finish the ceramic surface with colours, combining layered underglazes, decorative patterns and surface glazes; I also like to keep a lot of areas white to let the work breathe. I am interested in the playful process of finding the balance between these four components of the surface finish. I also combine elements such as body parts which in real life would never be found together, but in my sculptures find new meaning.