Antonia Lawson (Tuppy)

POLITICAL ANIMALS

MEDIA MADNESS

GAMES, PARTY ANIMALS & TEMPLES

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

I have a need to express my creativity. The most satisfying outlet for this has proven to be my ceramic work. I am drawn towards sculpture because of its ability to be thought-provoking. It is a way of expressing my views both politically and aesthetically. Building a unique piece appeals to my sense of value. I feel more comfortable communicating to the public through an inanimate object.  The added elements:

THOUGHT PROVOKING
As a Daughter, Sister, Mother and Spouse many of the ‘Current events’ that take place in our “Civilized World” I find worthy of more or perhaps different attention. An ‘image’ can often be remembered for ever.

HUMOR
While hoping to stimulate the viewer some pieces are meant to invoke humor.

TEXTURE
Texture plays a huge part in shaping the clay and is drawn from many influences in nature and from objects around us.

COLOUR
Colour stems from an upbringing in the Far East where the light is dazzling and the colours are vibrant, compared to the greys of England where I was educated.

FINISH
Finish is everything. I believe a piece should be finished to the best of one’s ability. I would rather take longer over one piece than produce many pieces of a lesser quality.

All the art featured here is available for purchase.
For more information please e-mail Antonia.