I am also interested in exploring how the material process of making informs my work conceptually, emotionally and physically. I find parallels to the human body in the language and characteristics of porcelain; it’s fragility, plasticity, and translucency. By using stained porcelain to slip-cast my sculptural forms, I explore how those characteristics interact with the negative and positive spaces within the mould, and mould-making process. This process helps me investigate how the connections between interior and exterior space may help realize a sense of place.
My work depicts the fragmented body by translating it’s poetic and surreal qualities into minimal forms that are uncanny yet familiar. I aim to create alternate ways of understanding and interacting with the body through ceramic design, while also considering the boundaries, fragility, connections, and containment of our own internal dwelling.
— Stephanie Flowers