We have a collection of coloured vessels and maybe a surprise or two from one of the emerging stars of the Ceramics world. Based in Cardiff and working in a complex with some great names, Louise is one to collect and watch!



 

Louise works with porcelain to create fragile and delicate looking hand built forms and vessels. By exploring the materiality of porcelain she has learnt how to push this wonderful material to its maximum, before collapse or extreme warpage takes effect. The translucent nature of porcelain has furnished great inspiration for lighting; when unglazed and lit, an ethereal and calming ambience is created; detail is added from different textures to create the illusion of fabric or paper or anything unclaylike .

 The pieces teeter on the balance between extreme fragility and absolute strength; Louise physically manhandles them, whilst the firing process enables the porcelain to develop a more undulating and independent sense of self.  Each piece, although perhaps similar in shape, will differ due to the force, positioning and timing of the instantaneous contact between man and material.