Surface, Colour, Form

Felicity Aylieff's first solo show in Paris signalled a departure in terms of making and form and extended her audience. The works broke down the holistic object into three anthropomorphic elements of neck, body and foot, and explored their relationship through a changing proportion of one to the other. A new interplay between colour and form was also established, using colour to create optical effects and a dynamic surface for the loosely built forms. The new introduction of painted and layered slips intensified the colour and the perception of volume, scale and tactility. This process of layering and marbling of colour is identifiably her own and the surface texture of each piece is individually made. The additional optical effects achieved via the polychromatic ceramics colour adds to the creation of original works of art developed through personal research. Reviewed in Revue de la Ceramique et du Verre.