'A glimpse of the passage of time'

 

In my work I essentially explore the materials and conceptuality of clay and metal.

I am fascinated by firing materials to different temperatures and observing the changes in order to push a material to its physical limits. This experimental approach helps me to examine the concept of time. By revealing different layers, I lead the eye into the inner complexity of my forms acting as a metaphor for the human condition and the passage of time.

I create my own special clay recipes so I can explore and construct textures that are rough, sharp and surprising.  The scale ranges from intimate and hand-held pieces through to much larger tactile sculptures which lends sensuality to the work. 

I intend to play with a fragile boundary between people being curious and hesitant when picking the piece up, while challenging usual perceptions of ceramics and expectations of the material.

 

About Me

 

I grew up in Vienna and during my childhood I was intrigued by various manufacture and production processes in the factories nearby. This has sparked a lifelong interest in making and materials. When I touched clay for the very first time in 2007, I was instantly mesmerised by its endless possibilities and still can not resist the touch of clay. 

My other passion is finding interesting and ambiguous objects during my walks which I then introduce to my clay artwork.  My aim is to create intriguing, exquisite and intimate sculptures.

 

 

© Claudia Wassiczek 2017