Rachel Foxwell

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Overview

My work is created out of a passion for the movement of colour and explores a personal intuitive response to linear, textural and light details within the landscape.

Colour is an intrinsic part of my practice; I use colour and the expressive energy I get from colour to convey the memory of a place. I simplify what I see into graduations of hue to translate and narrate the experience. I develop my own palette of colour hues and tones to create a combination of rhythm and contrast.

Abstract compositions evolve through tactile and contemplative painterly processes on a clay canvas. Complex layers of personally developed ceramic slips are meticulously applied to thin clay slabs, the slabs are later assembled to create clean, simple cylinders, marrying form and surface so they become one indivisible unit.

The pieces play a contrast between the rough organic feel of textured ceramic slip and the luscious polished surface of earthenware clay. The vessels are strong as individual pieces but when arranged in groups they create a much greater impact.