“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.