Artist Statement

My practice as a ceramic artist conveys elements of the East and West, reflective of my personal sense of connection to both. Different cultural traditions are brought in close proximity as a consequence of migration giving rise to a richness of narratives in community.

I have a strong interest in the hybrid form of visual language that develops as a consequence of migration and being at boundaries of cultures. Identity, location, spiritual and cultural practices are themes that emerge in the artwork.

My expression in ceramic sculpture particularly involves the exploration of women’s cultural links to textiles synonymous with the East, translating their vivid colours, distinct patterns, fluidity and delicacy into ceramic form. My functional work develops from a visual stimulus or an idea that has its origin in the east which is then transformed into a contemporary, universal form.