Gillian Hodes, ceramic artist
Gillian in the studio
Image: David Hodes
I use porcelain clay to sculpt light and shadow. Porcelain clay becomes translucent, almost transparent when it is fired in a kiln. Light is able to glow through it. I try to harness this translucency - an attempt to hold light.
Everything I make is nature-inspired. The form is fluid, whether it is the movement of grasses in a breeze, or seaweed in water. Yet the material I work with is hard and brittle. So I'm working with opposites: light and shadow, fluidity and rigidity, creating calm pieces that invite contemplation and reflection.