Sulphur Series - A dynamic exchange
Sulphur-crested Cockatoos are inquisitive, expressive birds with very individual personalities. As regular guests to my backyard I have had the opportunity to develop an understanding of these birds.
Through my art, I seek to express my own observations and experiences with these birds. When I observe the cockatoos, I am acutely aware that they are also observing me, and this mutual awareness forms the basis of my art. In a sense, I am looking out through their eyes, and they are looking back at me, creating a dynamic exchange that informs my creative process.
Porcelain's smooth and dense surface lends itself well to hand-painting and scratching into the clay, allowing me to create a tactile representation of the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo on my vessels.
This way, my art not only captures the bird's visual characteristics but also its physical presence.
Vessels of memory, comfort and celebration
Cups are some of the most personal and intimate items we use in our daily lives. They are the vessels that we reach for when we need comfort, warmth, or a moment of relaxation. As such, they have the potential to become cherished objects that hold special meaning for us.
That's why I take such care in creating my cups. Each one is hand-painted and made to be held, with the shape and texture of the vessel designed to fit comfortably in your hand. Whether you're enjoying your morning coffee, sipping tea in the afternoon, or drinking something a little stronger, my cups are crafted to enhance the experience and create a moment of connection with yourself.
When you hold one of my cups, you'll feel the weight of the porcelain in your hand, the texture of the brushstrokes under your fingers, and the warmth of the liquid inside. It's a sensory experience that can be deeply satisfying, and one that I hope will bring a small moment of joy to your day.
Of course, my cups aren't just for personal use - they also make excellent gifts for someone special. Whether you're celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or just want to show someone that you care, a hand-painted cup is a thoughtful and unique present that they're sure to appreciate.
So why not add a touch of comfort and beauty to your everyday life with one of my hand-painted cups? Whether you're treating yourself or someone else, these vessels are sure to become cherished objects that bring joy and comfort for years to come.