Amy Hick

“My work as a ceramic artist often draws upon the beauty I find in natural wonders and the imaginary. I have a fascination with multiples, repetition of form and the process of creating.   The variation and interplay of texture, shape, light, and translucency creates various physical dimensions. It is here that I seek to stage an experience, evoking wonder and providing an intimate encounter, a moment away from the noise of modern life.

My growing love for porcelain and its texture and finesse goes hand in hand with fragility and low productivity. Porcelain is commonly described as an unforgiving medium, however the allure of its refined surface quality, translucency potentials and elegance makes the challenge all the more rewarding.

My current work has a botanical influence dating back to my childhood love for magnolias. As a child I would count the trees on streets that we would regularly drive down and knew how many magnolias there were. The allure and elegance of the flowers and their petal shapes have been combined with imaginary botanical elements to create the Porcelain in Bloom series. The splendour and diversity of botanical material is a wonderful influence that I will continue to draw upon in my work.”

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