Path and Inspiration
My ceramic practice explores and challenges the accepted dominant ‘truth’, how white, male discourses shape specific knowledge about places, landscapes and objects, and the inbetweenness of my identity and personal experiences as a woman, of Asian descent, environmentalist and activist academic. For the last two years, I have been supporting Indigenous potters in Guyana to promote their livelihoods, traditional knowledge and rights through craft.
Process and Practice
I use handbuilding, slip casting and narration, where I combine visual representation of forms with words, print and installations. I love coiling and burnishing, and experimenting with terra sigillata, inclusion of natural materials and using wild clay. Sustainability is an issue I think about a lot and how my practice can be less damaging to the Earth through approaches such as re-use of clay, single firings and non-glazing.