Approved: 13.12.2012

Anne Laycock

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Approved: 13.12.2012

I am interested in challenging the inherent characteristics of clay to form a spontaneous, rhythmic and consistent visual line. Falling from a wall mounted extruder I allow a length of clay to draw like a pencil to create the 3 dimensional forms. The extruded material is coaxed to meander in and out of space, making frequent changes of direction to build voluminous, unique forms with a confusion of

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  • Location: Sheffield, Yorkshire
  • Artforms: Ceramics
 

Biography

I am interested in challenging the inherent characteristics of clay to form a spontaneous, rhythmic and consistent visual line. Falling from a wall mounted extruder I allow a length of clay to draw like a pencil to create the 3 dimensional forms. The extruded material is coaxed to meander in and out of space, making frequent changes of direction to build voluminous, unique forms with a confusion of clay. The visual, aesthetic and sculptural outcomes encourage the eyes to dance around their expressive bodies and to be teased to seek the elusive end to the drawing. The process is slow. It takes time to feel your way organically to convey this aesthetic rhythm. The drawings are unique and made of stoneware clay. Their deceptive appearance disguises their hidden strength and fragile material. Their energetic colours are applied in multiple layers to enhance their presence in a void and their shadows resonate their depth.

CV & Education

Public realm 2011 - New Designers, The Design Centre, London Group exhibitions 2012 - 50/50 Showcase, The Harley Gallery, Wellbeck, Worksop 2012 - MADE, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield 2012 - MADE NORTH, Made North Design and Craft Gallery, Sheffield Residencies 2012 - NETWORK 2012, International Ceramic Research Centre, Guldagergaard Denmark Competitions, prizes and awards 2013 - Hothouse 2013, Craft Council, North Cohort