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Questions Questions Questions!!

A huge thank you to everyone who came to see me at Ceramic Art London at Central St Martins last week... and to the whole team, volunteers, CPA and event organisers.

As a first timer at this prestigious ceramics event (feeling a little apprehensive) I was truly humbled by the welcome my work received. I met a lot of you who follow me on Instagram in person and it was so good to finally meet you!

I thought I would take work I loved and wanted to display the work as a stage, where each piece was somehow linked. Fauns, busts, miniatures and a large head held the centre stage, helping me not to feel so overwhelmed by the seriousness of this current climate we are in. The piece in the corner, hiding was part of my collaboration with Wayne Chisnall and our UNLOCKDOWN project, which was recently shown at COLLECT Open at Somerset House.

so... Question time:

Q: where do you get your ideas from?

Q: do you run workshops?

Q: how is it made?

Q: do you use an armature?

Q: How long does it take?

Q: can these go outside?

Q: how do you get that surface?

Ans: I get these questions asked a lot so I am formally writing the answers down here in my 'blog'.

I use my work as a semi-autobiographical platform. I am at the beginning of my journey into psychology and I am interested in how, why, where, when, what, who and how humanity works. How we interact and effectively communicate with each other, in our immediate family circles, friendships, community groups and globally.... and how our experiences, choices, freedoms and constraints lead us to how we behave.

It is a big question so, over the next few blog posts, I am going to attempt to get it formerly written down.

Q: Where do I start?

Ans: I start with my self. Who am I? who are the parts of me (look up Internal Family Systems) and what is it that triggers and makes me tick? What do I like? Avoid? It is only once I truly know myself, then, I can understand people and the world around me. Perhaps I can be happier?

I start with childhood and stories. I am imaginative and playful. I hide away in my own world for escape and safety. I like my own company but I am fascinated by others. I LOVE being outdoors and use this as an escape. I am fidgety. I am emotional. I am complex and I am totally afraid of everything.

Why not join me in a reflective research journey?

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