Rosemary Metz

Artist Statement

I started painting and drawing from “life’ before joining a B.A. course at St. Martins School of Art. By the end of that course, it had worked its magic on me and I was heading towards studying Ceramics on a Post Graduate level at Goldsmiths’ College, University of London.

Living close to London, the accessibility of major galleries and museums acted like a magnet on me for example; I spent a lot of time pouring over the various Museums diverse collections of world ceramics. From this exposure, I knew I wanted to make ceramic work with a hint of tradition, and also I knew that the making process I used would need to stay individualistic enough to be located in the realm of self expression. I am intrigued by the ancient Chinese comparison of ceramic glaze materials to “blood, flesh and bone.” These terms echo symbolically the human condition, evoking the physical nature involved when one is appreciating works of clay.

My aim is still to make sculptural works which show something to viewers which they have not seen before.

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