Angela’s work explores the translucency of bone china and its potential for the transmission of light. She is deeply interested in the environment and the effects of light on the landscape, especially in coastal areas, where the infinite variety of organic contours, tonal contrasts, and patterns form the source of her inspiration.
Through the medium of bone china and paperslip, Angela attempts to capture the essence of these natural phenomena. The very nature of bone china seems perfect for these aims and in working with it she tries to bring out its full inherent beauty, a quality which drew her to it.
I work in bone china, the forms mainly bowls and vessels, some functional and more recently sculptural. The work is a combination of slipcasting and handbuilding with paperclay
My main aim is to explore the translucency of bone china and its potential for the transmission of light.
I am particularly interested in the effects of light on the landscape, especially in coastal areas where the infinite variety of organic contours, tonal contrasts, and patterns provide a continuing source of inspiration.
Fragments of these have enabled me to introduce a delicate tracery of translucent texture into the work using paperslip, a medium I developed during my MA Research. I seek to re-interpret my visceral response to these natural phenomena, resulting in delicate translucent forms inspired by nature.
The very nature of bone china, it’s delicacy, whiteness and translucency lends itself perfectly for my work, bringing out its full inherent beauty, a quality which first drew me to it in 1991.
I am now focusing on larger scale and more functional work with the integral design being sympathetic to the form. Lighting for the interior is also an important area of my work, which I am continuing to develop.