My journey begins with a lump of clay and my passion for learning.
I am interested in light, metaphorical and real, layers of imagery, meanings of containment within a form and colour.
“Naughty Box” is the first piece I made where I began to incorporate my pencil drawings into my clay-work. These are a series of drawings I made which celebrate life, creativity, passion and unrequited love. They derive from a “well of inspiration” where drawing, writing and creativity become fused in the pursuit of transformation.
The drawings in clay tell a story and form part of my narrative. Creativity is alchemical. Used as expression and technical skill, I can embed memories into the clay as well as sourcing and accessing the history of Art.
By imbuing the images with references and meaning I can bring the clay into the present and make my own. This discovery has been pivotal in the development of my work. The ultimate quest is to bring together sculpture, glaze technology, painting and drawing.
Find Arabella Ross
Overton, Basingstoke, Hampshire