Claire Davey-PottsDaisy Potts Ceramics

"The gaze "

My current stoneware sculpture explores the power of the gaze. Where and how we look can tell us so much about the subject as well as our response. The figures are so focussed, that they are completely unaware of the presence of the viewer. My subjects can be human or animal and in the case of the Faun and Butterfly, both. One of my figures even refuses to engage with any audience and turns her head away, ignoring us, the viewer. I am never sure whether she is being rude or her interest is somewhere else. The sculptures are hand built, bisque fired, decorated with oxides and underglazes to emphasise their textures, and then they are fired at 1240.

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