Mixed Media Sculpture by Alison Brown
Patch of Grass
My ceramic practice focuses on haptic imperfection, celebrating the transience of time, decay, and the overlooked. As a bricoleur and bowerbird, bits and stuff are foraged, reworked, patched and repaired using porcelain and metal to form unique objects.
A torn edge, a gentle touch, re-imagining new life from the discarded. The resulting pieces record the memory of a walk or place, further embedding the identity of the form to a moment in time.
Recent work has concentrated on adornment - rings with colour exploding like lava, amulets filled with intention and studded with desires. I seek to surprise and stretch perceptions of the appropriate, encouraging the viewer to look again with a greater intensity.
Originally studying Ceramics at Camberwell School of Art, I recently graduated with a Masters degree from Bath School of Art, and moved to East Devon to set up studios and live more sustainably.