Ceramic Body Architecture
This past year has taken my work in a new direction. In part it was the artistic challenge of showing the versatility of clay, by making wearable art.
There was also the technical innovations required to make something that would simultaneously confound and delight the wearer - burnished metallic finishes suggesting permanence on a fragile medium.
The simplicity of line and curved arches of these pieces contribute to creating a series that I have called 'Ceramic Body Architecture'
'The geometry of circles, semi-circles, triangles, arrow-straight lines and spirals are frequently offset by a bold asymmetry. Loretta's background in sculpture and dance has developed her intuitive and practical awareness of how these pieces will not only sit on the human form but also how they will interact with it whether it is moving or still. Considering their scale, form and medium,the pieces are surprisingly comfortable to wear.'
Nima Poovaya-Smith ,Director. Alchemy