01/09/2021 - 24/09/2021
New Work - Ceramics
Nicola Tassie - Sweet Dreams
This presentation demonstrates how the crossover between the painted image and mark making in clay is a continuing preoccupation in her practice.
These wall-mounted ‘slip pillows’ playfully evoke a painted canvas on the wall, and present us with a contemporary dialogue about ceramics as art, and not just as objects.
Her use of slip trailing and feathering - a delicate technique - is rooted in the tradition of early slipware from the 17th and 18th centuries, yet also references the influence of graffiti ‘tags’ today.