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Paul Morley

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My work explores concrete and industrial environments; ‘non-places’ such as the land below motorway intersections and industrial wasteland. These places express a raw aesthetic and sense of desolation; think Robinson Crusoe encounters Chernobyl. 

Form, material and colour are central to the translation of these environments into sculptural, abstract and non-functional ceramic objects. 

This current 2019 collection of work is a slip-cast ceramic using semi-porcelain slip. The pieces are then developed to give each sculpture an individual stamp. The work is fired three times: Bisque, Underglaze and Glaze. Many layers of underglaze colours are brushed on and allowed to dry before the next layer is added. Areas are then scraped back revealing an array of abstract colours.