Monday, August 18, 2008
This series of earthenware clay forms are hand formed and fired then bound with fine embroidery thread. Photographed by Emma Reilly
‘Bound’ explores the union of disparate materials and crafts by combining simple earthenware clay forms with delicate and refined embroidery thread. The art of making bowls is an ancient practice exercised to produce vessels that hold food, a ritual that appeals in its intimacy and intention to nourish. The simplicity and functionality of these objects is interrupted by the delicate thread tightly bound across their shapes rendering them unusable for their intended purpose. The interior spaces are instead filled with the shadows cast by the thread.