2016 - 2018 The Story Of Ashton Meadows
Ashton Meadows sits on the banks of the River Avon in Bristol. It is a piece of unprepossessing land, an edgeland; neither city, nor countryside. Spanning the Avon is a dual carriageway. Its foundations, wading in the river below, have created a bank of clay accessible to the eager ceramicist.
Exploring the qualities of clay sourced at Ashton Meadows is a central theme throughout this body of work. Heat, water and touch have been used to exploit the characteristics of the material. As a result the aesthetic of the work is derived from the language of the clay and tells the story of Ashton Meadows.