Thursday, 16 November 2017

Most Artists That Work With Clay,

fire their work,

 to give it permanence, 

 but artist Phoebe Cummings works primarily with unfired clay to create floral arrangements that are both preformative and temporal,

 the attention to detail is just staggering,

 each composition meticulously crafted,

the works’ forms are inspired by the natural world as well as botanical illustrations, but their colours remain the monochromatic shade of raw clay,

the UK-based artist studied Three-Dimensional Crafts at the University of Brighton, and completed her MA in Ceramics & Glass at the Royal College of Art in 2005, Cummings has participated in several residencies across the UK and USA, including the Kohler Co. factory in Wisconsin and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Cummings was just awarded the BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour Craft Prize, in partnership with the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Crafts Council, You can take a behind-the-scenes peek into her practice on her Instagram, as I mentioned before the attention to detail is just staggering.

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