My work as a ceramic artist often draws upon the beauty I find in the imaginary and the sense of wonder, adventure and limitless belief found in children’s tales. Much of my work has been developed through the research of porcelain clay, both in its liquid and plastic state.
I have a fascination with multiples, repetition of form and the process of creating. I utilise the variation and interplay of texture, shape, light and translucency to create my forms, combining them in multiple-part installation art works. It is here that I seek to stage an experience, evoking wonder and providing an intimate encounter, a moment away from the noise of modern life.
My growing love for porcelain and its texture and finesse goes hand in hand with fragility and low productivity. Porcelain is commonly described as a harsh mistress and an unforgiving medium, however the allure of its refined surface quality, translucency potentials and elegance makes the challenge all the more rewarding – Amy Hick.