Ebb and Flow will be a two part exhibition, featuring the work of two recent graduates from the Diploma of Ceramic Arts at Otago Polytechnic. Playing on dualities such as dark/light, hard/soft and masculine/feminine, these artists both explore ideas about gender, identity and collective memory in this pop up exhibition.
Flow - by Alix Ashworth at Kennett Crafted Jewels.
Alix Ashworth works with ceramics and other craft media as she enjoys the contrast of hard and soft. Her current practice explores alternate firing using a pit and letting the flames create the colour on her works - a play between natural and man-made, order and chaos.
The works in Flow explore areas of motherhood, gender roles and how femininity and masculinity fit in our everyday lives.
Ebb - by Jenny Wilson at Westende Jewellers
Jenny works with contrasts; light and dark, ugly and beautiful, nasty and nice, seen and unseen. Women's roles and the natural world are themes that emerge when she makes space for ideas to unfold and take shape in clay.
Her works at Westende explore cruel beauty. Poignant memory. Life constraints. Age transformations. Logic and order. Ebb and soften.
Many thanks to Kennett Crafted Jewels and Westende Jewellers for hosting this stunning pop up exhibition.