MARTIN PEARCE

STATEMENT


The development of form is at the root of my work; the interplay of shape and surface creating the individual character of a piece. Non-figurative in nature, the pieces present many points of reference. These may be biomorphic, molecular or perhaps topographical. Ideas emerge during the making of a piece and after completion. I enjoy the ambiguity that this type of abstraction provokes, raising questions for the viewer and the maker.

 

Working from my studio in East Sussex, I develop several pieces at once, building the forms using slabs and coils of clay. The surfaces are finished with layers of  slips and glazes designed to express form and character. Many pieces are multiple fired.

 

 

CONTACT:   martin_pearce@outlook.com