Congratulations to Tuesday and Wednesday evening student Bree Cribbin who was recently awarded an Outstanding Achievement award from TAFE NSW, sponsored by Port Hacking Potters.
Bree exhibited her work in November 2018 in an exhibition entitled With Space as her final body of work for her Diploma in Ceramics at Gymea TAFE (some examples below).
This installation is a response to a personal experience of trauma and how an ineffable space is created when we feel disconnected. I use clay to investigate the ineffability of this space and how we fill the void with everything but the inner bravery to explore it. Guided by intuition and expression, my hands construct the pieces and on a occasion I use external forces to deconstruct them. Artificial materials are then used to fill the space and repair the pieces. My aim is to express the polarity of realities, emotional cycles and our inherent communication with nature that provides us with all we need to heal.
During my process I have developed a desire to remain in the perspective of a wandering observer – this perspective allows me to create with an open heart, breaking through preconditioned judgements and post traumatic emotional states. It is through this perspective that I practice and evolve both my soul and art.