Ceramic and Steel
The Artist - Alan Braidford
Alan Braidford explores how texture and materiality can inform the metaphysical narrative of a ceramic practice. Alan experiments with burn out techniques and the use of steel as both a framing solution and textural effect in his sculptural work. A cast of archetypal forms are staged in imaginary settings; sometimes violated, restricted or tormented through piercing and inclusions. Fractures, rust and colour combine with ceramic effects to enhance a narrative concerned with such themes as time, memory and free will.