I love the way feathers overlap and fold creating interesting shapes and patterns along their backs.
If you sit and watch them for long enough they have really interesting characters.
This is something I wanted to capture in my artwork.
I initially started to create using wire, a format I have played with for a long time but didn’t really go anywhere with it, a couple of years ago I translated my ideas into clay and haven’t really looked back.
I predominantly create hand rolled ceramic tiles which are finished in glass. I choose to hand roll rather than slip cast as I enjoy the process of making and preparing a quality product.
This is most definitely the part of the process that is most painstaking and satisfying for me.
I finish all my bird designs in glass as the quality of the finish is more illuminating and vivid than glaze, it’s also more unpredictable and you never quite know how anything will turn out until the very end.