Carolyn Genders

The essence of my ceramics is the exploration of the tension between form, brushstroke and colour. The controlled colour interventions create movement and depth and add harmony to the traditional coiling process.

Finished pieces are the result of extensive exploration, sampling, understanding and ownership of a range of matt vitreous slips and burnished terrasigilitta. Surface colour and mark making, integral to the clay body intentionally confuse line and shape. Physical lines define shape and create visual tautness that emphasise the unique rhythm of the vessels.

More than painted surfaces, each piece is a continuous three dimensional canvas.