Ceramic Art at Story Tellers with work by Tracie Peisley
I am proud to exhibit an ambitious ceramic sculpture called ‘Maman’ for The Story Tellers Exhibition which aims to explore the stories 23 Kent based artists tell through their art work at the Beany House of Art and Knowledge in Canterbury.
I made Maman during 2022, supported by a DYCP Arts Council Award in which I looked to see how I might take up space as a women Artist. This ambitious sculpture was made with the mentoring support of Abigail Ozora Simpson at her studio in Margate with Earthenware clay and brush on glazes.
The sculpture depicts a multi breasted front and a painterly glazed interior. The piece explores the paradox between presenting a vision of attachment and availability at the front while carrying the reality of an evacuated space within. The drawings on the interior walls are my attempt at scratching out my truth for eternity as one might carve ones initials into rock or wood.
Additionally I present two smaller figures exploring themes of vulnerability and dissociation.
I am giving a talk with another contributing artist Charles Williams on 20th January. 1.30-2.30pm Tickets are free but must be booked on the Beany website under artists talks. The show is open between 2nd December Sunday 25th February. (closed Mondays).
More info & Link : Ceramic Art at Story Tellers | 2 Dec 2023 – 25 Feb 2024 | Canterbury | CT1 2RA