Cheryl Cork - Geology Vessel Lg
By Cheryl Cork
Geology lines vessel in grey stoneware and grogged porcelain.
Dia: 10 cm H: 13 cm
Cheryl Cork began creating from her home studio in 2015 after completing a BA Hons. Degree in Contemporary Crafts at Falmouth University. Initially the approach was to express the emotions with forms produced in slip-cast porcelain. Subsequently a desire to experiment with handbuilding appealed more than repetitively reproducing the same forms. The work is spontaneous, rather than planned and sketched in advance. Nature is a great inspiration and recent simple sculptural organic forms made from grey stoneware and white porcelain have been inspired by the geology of rocks and pebbles. There is a constant desire to improve technical skill, and to produce a well-balanced vessel with stillness and movement. Much attention is given to surface texture. Wheel-thrown stoneware functional vessels also provide a meditative and mindful experience in the studio.