Soph Boobyer

Three Dimensional Design

My ceramics explore the intimacy of human-horse relationships. I wish to promote the sentiment arising from the daily interactions when caring for a horse resulting in a unique bond. The forms reference the silhouettes of horses when grazing or lying down, exploring those as both sculptural forms and vessels. I have then grouped the pieces influenced by the interactions between horses when in a herd or by the intimacy between a mare and foal.

When making my pieces, I find there is a parallel between the action of grooming and my methods of surface treatment on the clay. The motion of brushing a horse’s coat is reflected in the way I rubber kidney and sand each piece, bringing out a groomed quality in the surface finish. I then further infer my context through spontaneous methods of slip and glaze application, promoting the energy of a horse in pacing.

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