Path and Inspiration Heather Gibson is a self-taught ceramic artist based in North London. Her work spans from large scale wall pieces to carved sculptural vessels and tableware. Having initially trained in Fine Art Photography, she now works predominantly in clay, where she creates hand-built forms influenced by ancient pottery traditions, which explore trace, memory, and our relationship with the constructed environment.
Process and Practice Often starting with a solid piece of clay, which is then carved out ‘kurinuki’ style, each work reveals itself spontaneously. Using a variety of clays, from porcelain to black stoneware, as well as oxides and experimental glazes, Heather builds multi-layered surfaces which reveal every stage of the life process. Like fragmented memories or forgotten histories, fleeting moments are captured through the liminality of clay and its ability to endure in the fire.