‘Responding to the materiality of the porcelain clay, this new body of work ‘Unfurling’ references the perpetual motion of nature, suggesting the unfurling petals of a wild flower, the curl of a wave as it laps the shore, the sculptural qualities of coral. The character of each individual piece emerges through the process of making, revealing the latent possibilities inherent in the clay.’
‘The notion of unfurling describes how the pieces come into physical being and reflects the maker’s involvement in the evolution of the work, as the clay is manipulated, formed and shaped in response to the material and its capabilities.’
Becky Makenzie is a ceramic designer and maker specialising in elegant and minimal pieces in very fine bone china and earthenware.
A graduate of Central St Martins, Becky designs and produces bespoke and limited edition pieces of ceramic that show their sophistication through their simplicity, focussing on the key elements in each piece and the simple idea of ‘knowing when to stop’. Her work has been featured in various publications including Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Eve and Living North.