Helen Duncan

Medium: clay | metal | mixed_media
I choose materials that best communicate a concept or experience that is personal to me. When working in clay, I use hand building as well as wheel throwing techniques when constructing my pieces. I might choose the seductive plasticity of porcelain with its vitreous translucency or the earthy grounded weight of grogged stoneware. The materials take form in a visual language and become multiples in installations, or pieces in a series based on a theme. In my sculptures and installations, I explore themes such as displacement, resilience, and the delicate balance of the natural world, its beauty and the fragility of our interconnected environment.
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