C L A R E P A L M E R
'I create work which explores the contradiction between the veneers of order and control we show to the world; and the private realities that lie hidden beneath the surface. This results in pieces which often have a contrast of clean, curved forms with rawness and brokenness.
'I craft my one-off sculptures and vessels in a variety of stoneware and porcelain clays, using a combination of techniques: throwing forms to cut, join and distort; and slab-building with organic-textured clay.
'My body of glazes creates a quiet palette – enhanced by the incorporation of engobes and oxides to create subtle variations of tone and colour.
Clare Palmer worked in advertising for 10 years whilst spending her evenings pursuing her genuine passing in life of clay. She embarked on her formal ceramics education at City Lit in 2015 and on graduating in 2017 has focused on developing and exhibiting her work - including selection for the ING Discerning Eye exhibition 2020.
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