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Diane Griffin
Northamptonshire, UK

"My ceramic sculptures are inspired by our human experience, and how we connect with each other and the world around us through rituals and ceremonies. I first became interested in our use of rituals during a trip to the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem in 1985. I was fascinated to watch as people prayed and left messages as a way to feel a sense of connection to each other, their spiritual selves and a higher power."

"Religions and cultures across the world have used the elements of the natural world in ceremonies and rituals for millennia and it is this connection that continues to inspire my work all these years later. We rely on nature for our existence, our physical and mental wellbeing.  Humans and nature, we are essentially as one.  My work focuses on the blurring of this boundary.  Organic earthy forms combine with elements more ordered and refined.  Repeated layers merging and emerging trace the connection and importance of our precious relationship with Mother Earth."

Born and raised in London, Diane graduated with Ceramics B.A.Hons in 1988 and has worked in ceramics ever since. She has many years of teaching experience but committed full time to her artistic practice in 2015 and works from her studio in Northamptonshire.

 

Diane has taken part in many shows and exhibitions both nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at London Art Fair and Collect International Art Fair.

Diane continues to develop her practice and her unique visual language in ceramics and has recently been awarded Selected Membership of CPA and is also now included as a Master Artisan in the Homofaber Guide.

 

 

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Detail of 'Alchemy', stoneware & porcelain, layered slips & glazes, gold lustre, h. 42 x w. 45 x d. 26 cm

Gallery Collection

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