“When I look at my works collectively, I see and feel home.”
Maricelle Olivier is a South African artist exploring her personal
history and creating her own space of belonging through the medium of ceramics.
The making and laying down of coils on one another, joining and smoothing
sections before repeating - relates to the patterns that adorn the surfaces on
her work. Unpacking her cultural identity and heritage, the vessels transform
into embodiments to hold and reflect emotions. strong connection to her
culture, language and country remains through her contemporary ceramic works.
"Alice Kettle is a contemporary textile/fibre artist based in the UK. She has established a unique area of practice by her use of a craft medium, consistently and on an unparalleled scale. The scale of her work involves individual tiny stitches, which combine to form great swathes of colour, painterly backgrounds incorporating rich hues and metallic sheen.” Sara Roberts. Her work and other artists like her tell stories through layers of stitches creating colour, texture and compelling stories about life today. Alice trained as a painter, and has work represented in many international collections. https://alicekettle.co.uk/bio/