Jenny Beavan

My work is an exploration into material and place observing in particular processes of interdependence between water and geological change; exploring simple construction methods; blending opposing materials – porcelain, china clay and china clay products with indigenous and combustible material; laminating, recycling, working rhythmically, sometimes decisively and sometimes tentatively; merging imagination with memory  in search of insights and surprise!

The intention is to capture a moment in a process of change and also to reflect both physical and metaphorical aspects of a place in terms of the vessel, to suggest equal importance to ‘exposed’ and ‘hidden’ elements of both.

‘Cores’ tell the true story of time, material and the place beneath our feet. They speak of millions of years tracing Earth’s massive geological upheaval of earth, fire and water especially here in Cornwall….. leading us through to the transition of life from the simplest form to today’s rich complexity.
 
Made with 7 clays