The ceramic vessels were made through the mixture of practical and conceptual processes. The concepts behind each vessel were individually developed from two previous art making experiences: the students’ ceramic totems and our digitally-produced wrapping papers . The  wrapping paper designs were a reflection of the role of patterns within the contexts in which we live, whereas the totem was made as a symbol of personal identity which was captured through signs and symbols. We were challenged to synthesise these two perspectives, as to represent both, potentially through form or decorative techniques, within the vessel. The vessel was constructed using coils and inspiration was sourced from artist, Grayson Perry, who displays the combination of context and personal identity within his ceramic pieces to create a narrative. 

Erin Baskin

Emanuel School Visual Arts 

contemporary visual practice underpinned by our understanding of the past