Almost paper-like, Alison Gautrey’s spun porcelain vessels in a monochrome palette are luminously translucent. These weightless pieces capture the feeling of movement within the simplicity of form. In these sculptural works, Alison successfully combines certain randomness in the process with an intuitive vision given by her design background, paired with her knowledge of material.
Inspired by recently published images of Saturn and Jupiter, her latest works explore cosmic matter and the planets. There is a distinct contrast between the exterior and interior surfaces where technique and tonal variation create unique patterns. The interior is blended and chaotic whilst the exterior remains calm with controlled bands of defined pigment.
Repetition of the same simple form allows Alison to present a range of differences and contrasts, masterly combining randomness, chance and control with the use of pigment in a delicate surface.