Sculptural Pot Archive



Horned bill        1996
Pair of guards    1998
School              1998


With these pots of a more sculptural nature I hope to explore the symbolic and metaphoric roots of pottery language. These pots deal with intellectual and visual content rather than utilitarianism. I have for many years, and still do make domestic ware pottery, but with these pots I aim to get away from our materialist habits and values of utility. For me a pot's intrinsic function is one of containment. In my work I use the pot as a metaphor for the human form, the human condition, or pot as container analogous to the human mind as container. The pot with its universal appeal and history becomes an object, possibly the subject within which I can explore and communicate this exploration.


Globe Series