During 2020 and into 2021 I have been having collaborative discussions with ceramicist Elaine Bolt. Both of us have Brighton and Sussex as our creative base and use our environment to inspire our work in different but interconnected ways.
Through discussions and observations of each other’s practices, we have found shared thinking and inspiration. I am inspired by the urban environment of the Sussex coast, while Elaine's work is informed by the Sussex Downs . Both of us use walks to inspire us and photography as a tool to document and research ideas. We both collect found objects on our walks and keep them for inspiration in increasingly fascinating collections at our studios.
We are now developing our informal collaborative thinking into an idea that would build a structure for a formal collaborative project – allowing our collaboration to flourish as well as sharing some of the collaborative energy with other artists and makers.
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