Listen back: 'Drawing on Emotions' Artist Zoom Discussion
Updated: Jul 6, 2021
L-R: Clare Palmer and The Clay Assemblage
Thank you to all who joined us for our live Zoom artist discussion 'Drawing on Emotions' including our two 'Growth' artists, Clare Palmer and The Clay Assemblage. Both artists create work which have enticing tactility and extreme beauty, with deep rooted meaning and emotional exploration.
The discussion, chaired by our Gallery Director Claire Pearce, can now be listened back to via our 'Growth' Artist Zoom Discussion Page.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
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.
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.
T H E C L A Y A S S E M B L A G E
London-based graphic designer and art director Bilgin Bernard creates ceramics under the alias of The Clay Assemblage. Her working process aims to celebrate the natural, inherent texture of the clay, with its honesty in imperfections and irregularity. She makes pieces that are created to last and to be passed down to subsequent generations.
Bilgin started to work on her (Earth) in isolation series during the first lockdown as a response to her personal experience at this time. Forced to be in a confined space, detached from the world for most of the time, Bilgin started to explore the meaning of space and identity. She felt an instant connection between her being physically in a confined space and her experience growing up as a child of migrants in Germany, exploring the meaning of space and identity all over again. Exploring her own identity within the boundaried space of society.