In the November issue of The World of Interiors, Gracia has a collage published and I could not be more proud and excited for her if I tried. Her piece was created especially to accompany Edmund de Waal's Journal of a Ceramic Artist piece.
"I'm sometimes asked if it is boring, sitting in my studio, hunched over my wheel, making one vessel after another. A ziggurat of balls of porcelain clay to my left, a waiting pile of ware boards to my right, and those thousands of hours making cylinders in front of me. Nothing grander than a cylinder. Barely a vessel, more a sketch of a pot, an inside and a straight profile, the merest impression of my hand and my impressed seal. All those iterative movements of arm, wrist and hand, time after time after time. Tiring and limiting, surely. Don't I want more from what I do?"
(Edmund de Waal, Time on his Hands, Journal of a Ceramic Artist, The World of Interiors, November 2012, page 200.)
I cannot wait to see a copy in person.
"A ziggurate of balls of porcelain clay to my left...": Sharing a little of the collage process High Up in the Trees
Those of you on instagram and twitter who have been enjoying a look at the process of creating collages (here and here) will be pleased to know that some of these works will soon feature in a brand new zine. The new zine is being printed as I type. It is called Collection. It will be available as soon as it is cut down, scored, folded, bound and editioned.