What do you see in this featured photo of one set of Fiona’s ceramic works? (My answers at bottom of this post). Here’s a brief taster of an article in Craft Scotland – full version here.
- she’d like her work to be on show at the new V&A in Dundee, Scotland (currently being built)
- she makes freestanding ceramic assemblages
- very influenced by medieval art in Florence, Italy
- studied fine art at Goldsmiths Art College (sounds like the start of a Pulp pop song!)
- as mature student, went on to study ceramics at Glasgow School of Art and Cardiff
- happily blends fine art and crafts in her work
- there are serious health and safety risks in her artmaking
The 8th fact is that I am instantly drawn to her work, its ins and outs, negative space, simple but cheerful colourways.
I wonder what you see in the shapes on the shelf?
What I notice in the constructions on the shelf are shapes and suggestions of:
elephant, teapot, nougat, pointing, half hoops and a bucket, negative space, a well, a house, a still, a pointing finger, a window, a door, niche, archway, cavity, emptying, filling and visual rhymes (where sometimes the shape is actual and the same shape is in an opening or negative space).