All felt without even having to touch
Expression where materials meet in the work of Stephanie Buttle (front and left in image above) and Judy McKenzie (right in image above) in our current show ‘Significant Form’. Both artists allow the material to find its final form, creating a dialogue between the artist and their medium. In Stephanie Buttle’s case, the main ceramic form is thrown in two sections, the top part added once the bottom section has just hardened enough to hold it. A layer of glaze enhances the join, glistening as if still wet, making you feel the clay’s vulnerable state. The clay body physically leans against a wooden support, kept full of hard texture - all felt without even having to touch. There’s a sensuality in this work that Stephanie describes even further in her artist statement - click here to find out more.