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Gina Baum

MA work

Gradation

Gradation is a collection of unique ceramic sculptures exploring states of change. Challenging our thoughts and expectations of aesthetics and of beauty. 

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Arts & Humanities

    Programme

    MA Ceramics & Glass, 2019

  • I consider creativity and care to be inseparable. My working process and conceptual thinking stems from the impetus and desire to mend and care.

    I construct and hand build intricate and detailed forms using porcelain. Experimentation, improvisation, and an innate curiosity to pursue the extraordinary and the unexpected, is also embedded in how and why I use clay. This way of working can add stress and tensions into my materials. Inevitably this leads to a high failure rate, allowing the caring and mending to re-emerge.

    The final objects appear familiar, yet unknown. They are reminiscent of the states of transition experienced as a nurse – with evidence of decay and decline. Abject traits of the bodily, and of our surrounding, environment are reflected within the colour choice, the texture, and the form of each distinct piece; challenging understandings of aesthetics and of beauty.

  • Degrees

  • BA Drawing and Applied Art, University of the West of England, Bristol, 2017
  • Awards

  • The Worshipful Company of Tin Plate Workers Alias Wire Workers, Highly Commended, 2018; The Royal West Academy/Pangolin Editions Sculpture Prize, 2017