I make clay pots to tell stories. My practice mixes ethnographic social research with ceramic practices and writing and includes drawing, photography and film making as part of the process.
Feminism shapes the decisions I make about which stories to tell and how to research them. In the last five years I have focused on women's stories of surviving sexual violence and am currently developing a project about migration stories. Although these are set up as two separate projects, both the stories and the work are closely linked. Clay pots are good at sustaining the memory of marginalised social stories: they are our museum pieces and archaeological evidence. As part of our everyday lives they are easily recognised and understood. In these two ways, clay pots can function both as memorials and as a call for action.
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