Ceramics

Working with clay enables Coco to connect with the earth on another level. Her slab vessels mirror similar shapes of the land and geology and are inspired by, and often coincide with her landscape paintings . By painting the groggy white clay in a simple black slip, she hopes to reference the charred effects from the bushfires. This simplistic black and white colour scheme also references the effects of positive and negative space; shadow and light; and the historical nature of what has past. On the other hand, underglaze over white slip, carved back into a terracotta clay, enables her to draw on the vibrant colours, stereotypical of the Australian bush. Yet what is unique about these compositions, is that they coil and intertwine around the vessel, creating an ongoing narrative of the land, that takes the viewer on a cultural heritage journey, that can be viewed at any angle.