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I am a ceramic artist who draws inspiration from social constructs and the interconnected relationships we have with ourselves and others. My current body of work comprises hand thrown forms symbolising the female figure. The textured interior of these vessels aims to represent the influence of internalised misogyny on girls and women, including the detrimental behaviours we project onto one another by internalising sexist ideals and expectations. By making suggestive forms, my intention is to question the sexualisation and objectification of women and highlight how our upbringing, and the information we consume, makes us complicit in this process. Each vessel is unique in its form and contents, suggesting individuality. By using stereotypically feminine colours in heightened vibrancy, in contrast with unattractive internal textures achieved through extensive glaze experimentation, I wanted to explore the idea of attraction/repulsion, showing how this feeds into what femininity and misogyny actually encompass.

HEY! MY NAME IS...

BA HONS CERAMICS, JEWELLERY & SILVERSMITHING

REBECCA CUNNINGHAM