I have always loved the circus. The outfits, the excitement, the electricity in the air, watching humans do seemingly impossible things.
I am equally intrigued with the darker side of such shows - carnivals, 'freak shows', places where misfits and outsiders gather to be a spectacle for the 'common folk'.
The underbelly of society is generally what piques my interest - people and things cast aside, no longer deemed to have purpose - this is where the most interesting stories lie.
I guess I'm intrigued by the co-existence of darkness and light that is present in most humans.
The shiny glamour on the face of it and those parts that lurk in the darkness, just out of reach.
I think this contradiction in life generally influences my work, but when I happened upon the ceramic oddities of Petra, I knew a collection was born!
And thus, my first offerings for my October release of my winter collection - Carnival - are here!!