Rachel Grimshaw

Material: Ceramics | Location: North West
My work is about the clay; its pliable, immediate qualities. Like a photograph capturing a ‘frozen moment’ this material when fired fixes forever a gesture, an impression. I work in both solid porcelain and (separately) heavily grogged solid stoneware. In pushing the material to its limits my wish is to explore three dimensional shapes while retaining a real sense of the character of the clay. How the light interacts with a piece is an important factor in the presentation of the work. Although my sculptures have no prescribed narrative, there is a meditative quality.

Image: Ryan Mullally of Olive Studios.

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