Janice Affleck  

My work is quiet and contemplative, changing throughout the day as the light models the form and casts shadows.


Artist Statement

During the MA I used a series of case studies to develop a practice-based research framework and reflective process moving between site and studio.  I take inspiration from place, exploring and reflecting qualities that create a ‘genius loci’ the spirit of a place through a process of engagement and reflection developed during my MA Ceramics.

What craft do you work with? 

Ceramics – Clay

What inspires you to work with this craft? 

During my Masters project, I studied the 150 years old timber pond remains in the River Clyde, Glasgow and the surrounding intertidal zone and translated in several stages, this assemblage of glossaries, reflective writing, photographs and sketches, into slip-cast, parian sculptural vessels.

How would you best describe your workspace and what tools could you not do without?

I work mainly in Parian which is a type of porcelain slip developed to imitate marble and is self-glazing and allows a degree of light to pass through the surface on larger, slip cast sculptural work.