Patricia Ramsden

Master of Ceramics

About me

The raison d’etre for my work was to further develop and expand my interest in ceramic sculpture. A body of work which is underpinned by an architectural discourse that responds to an active minimalist aesthetic. This interest in architecture and sculpture has been the focus in the development of my practice from the outset, allowing me to experiment with geometric shape, which underlines and inspires form and the essence of architectural design, thus motivating my exploration in creating sculptural pieces. A procedure that has generated a dialogue with contemporary sculpture and process-based art practices.

A responsive and receptive interest in architecture and sculpture has been the focus in development of this practice from the outset, allowing experimentation with geometric shape which underlines and inspires form and the essence of architectural design, thus motivating exploration in creating sculptural pieces. A procedure that has generated a dialogue with contemporary sculpture and processed-based art practices allowing a liberation from the traditional confines creating an optical minimalist experience that borders upon the visceral; it becomes an object that is independent of the creator; in other words, it stands alone and does not need the maker to give meaning.

Porcelain sculpture

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Maquette close-up view

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Porcelain sculpture with fine inserts

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Porcelain sculpture detail

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Work in progress

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Porcelain sculpture

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Keywords: ceramics