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MARTIN PEARCE | Allusive Forms. In conversation with Contemporary Ceramics

Martin Pearce makes sculptures that reference shapes found in the natural world. He talks about the trees and landscape close to the coast where he lives as being important points of reference. His biomorphic shapes are handbuilt using Earthstone white stoneware clay. Pearce's starting point; a contoured slab of stoneware, is carefully draped over a chosen three-dimensional object. Working intuitively, he coils and manipulates the clay responding directly to the developing form.

In the run-up to his exhibition, Allusive Forms, at Contemporary Ceramics, we've been speaking with Martin to discover more about his journey with clay.

Contemporary Ceramics:Why do you do what you do.

Martin Pearce:  Being a quiet sort of chap, I was drawn to activities through which I could express myself by creating objects. One of the great things about ceramics is that all of the aspects of design and creation are, at least theoretically, up to you.  CC: How did you first get involved in working with…

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