Ellin Pooley

 

 

 

As I watch the interactions between seasons, animals, flora and weather, the variety and unkempt ways of nature continually surprise me.

 

Each plant or animal is uninhibited in seeking to obtain the soil, moisture, light, shade, food or shelter that it needs. Each one nevertheless exists in its own space or sphere, utterly dependent on the environment around it, yet unconscious of the intimate connections and mutual dependencies on which its being depends.

 

Using pure white Australian porcelain, I am  attempting to express this basic inward focus. The clay shows up simple outlines whether drawn, carved, inlaid or etched. It is tough and fragile at the same time, and can be smooth as a water worn pebble, rough as stringy bark, or beautifully translucent. 

 

My work is an expression of myself as an observer who is part of nature.