Lesley Ann French
My ideas are usually triggered by observations and experiences of
existence and awareness of its transience.
The interplay of natural forces and ever-changing light, such as along a shoreline, are influential. Some of the work comprises multiple forms or pieces which can be re stacked or re positioned. These features may be evidence of an indecisive mind, but they are also expressions of constantly shifting planes of emotion and experience, where confusion and certainty collide in momentary clarity, the balance so fragile.
As a child I apparently declared a great liking for mud. Through school, college and university I enjoyed escaping to and tramping across landscapes, the wilder and more rugged the better. Not surprising
therefore that I find in ceramics an opportunity to combine the two.
My ceramic forms are hand-built and I find that working the clay and glazes helps me to identify my thoughts and develop my ideas.