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Emily Gardiner

MA work

Material Catharsis

If material is reality and reality is truth, then it could be argued that the raw, visceral qualities of matter anchor us to the real world through the experiential truth of their physical and tangible existence.

Through exploration of ductility, transient states of matter and voluptuous physicality of flow, the seductive and tactile properties of the material reveal themselves. Disrupting and challenging the relationship between glaze and clay body by allowing the glaze to take on a more physical form exposes states of tension, dependence, containment and liberation; a nascent catharsis of matter.

This 'fluid' state of matter is dynamic and, at times, absurd but its sensuous physicality is intriguing and utterly mesmerising.

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  • Emily Gardiner profile image
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Ceramics & Glass, 2013

  • Material Catharsis

    If material is reality and reality is truth, then it could be argued that the raw, visceral qualities of matter anchor us to the real world through the experiential truth of their physical and tangible existence.

    Through exploration of ductility, transient states of matter and voluptuous physicality of flow, the seductive and tactile properties of the material reveal themselves. Disrupting and challenging the relationship between glaze and clay body by allowing the glaze to take on a more physical form exposes states of tension, dependence, containment and liberation; a nascent catharsis of matter.

    This 'fluid' state of matter is dynamic and, at times, absurd but its sensuous physicality is intriguing and utterly mesmerising.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Materials Practice (Wood, Metal, Ceramics, Plastics), University of Brighton, 2010; BA (Hons), Graphic Design (Design Practice), University of Salford, 2000
  • Experience

  • Studio assistant (Internship), Bente Skjøttgaard, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2011; Freelance digital Creative, 2007–present; Digital Art Director, designate, Brighton, 2007; Creative lead, Dare, London, 2004–7
  • Exhibitions

  • Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London, 2012; Work in Progress, Royal College of Art, London, 2011; Flux: Making. Changing. Ceramics & Glass, Wallspace, All Hallows on the Wall, London, 2011; Artists Open Houses, Media Conflux, Brighton, 2011
  • Awards

  • Award winner, University of Brighton Scholarship (merit-based), 2009; Award winner, University of Brighton Scholarship (merit-based), 2008