CRAFT Amanda Freeman
My work is informed by the often forgotten elements within nature.
The finer details seem to be a pattern within a pebble, a piece of wood, or the fragile skeletal structure of the seed pod which I see as a metaphor to the safety nets we all surround ourselves with, but its potential is hidden within.
Dispersal, this current body of work has been inspired by seed pods, the delicate often overlooked details found within them.
My work is essential an abstract interpretation of the structures and biological forms I have seen whilst researching seed pods, I have then combined these influences into new forms often using wire and blackened copper wire. Within this body of work I have used high fired porcelain with blackened copper as well as stoneware for the Raku pieces. Colour has been introduced using coloured porcelain slips and underglazes.
My intention is to inspire those who see my work to look more carefully at the finer details and to discover beauty in the often overlooked details in the world around us.