Photo: Zoe Preece in Vale of Glamorgan, Wales

Zoe Preece

Artist, Maker, Curator, Lecturer / academic, Researcher

The condition of being in-between states is central to my current working practice. It is a condition – uncertain and transient - that exists at the heart of human being; one that creates tension, makes us question established categories and divisions, and leads us to hunt out new possibilities in the gaps between divisions that offer alternative emancipatory forms and categories. Ceramic processes are highly transformative. Within the confines of a kiln, solids can become liquid, clay can become glaze, enabling the resulting artifacts the potential of displaying a mid-state condition. Through the addition of varying degrees of flux and heat to a porcelain clay body and the placing of found objects through a firing process, I attempt to articulate the in-between space capturing moments in the firing process, just as a change is taking place, creating impressions of frozen moments of movement. Transformative performances concealed within a kiln, producing outcomes, which upon cooling have the potential to behave as still frames within processes of change. read full statement

Location Vale of Glamorgan, Wales
Activities Higher education, Lecturing, Practice-based research, Curating, Studio practice
Artforms / type of project Curatorial project, Ceramics, Installation, Research, Text