360mm H x 250mm W x 210mm D
“As a process driven maker what I do with clay all starts with foraging in friends garden waste, gardens and recycling collections. Like a little packrat I drag collected things back to the studio such as flowers, vegetable and plant roots, and a range of man-made materials and objects e.g. egg cartons, clothes, foam, installation and bed springs among other things. As a maker of ceramic objects, I give most things a go with dipping them in layers of clay slip.
The work generated is process based. I just make and, in the making, ideas and reasons for producing the work evolve during the process or until the works are realized. I am a maker because that is what I do. It’s often not until assembling the work that it fully takes shape. It is a process that grounds me, the act of making.”
Black’s Absence Observes series has a domestic sense with a lamp, televisions and chairs. The method of making; ripping and squashing, buttering, cutting and assembling using knife and forks to mould and shape the clay. Black’s chairs, having strong characteristics to them, stand on their own without the necessity of filling the seats with figures. It leaves an airy sense of absence.