BA (Hons) Product Design and Craft
Carlie is a maker exploring the contemporary nature of ceramics, led by materials and processes. She is often seeking avenues of the overlooked, drawing attention to the undesirable and creating intrigue through objects. In much of her work, Carlie uses various methods of casting to capture segments of the environment within ceramic objects.
Although working in a method of batch-production, each piece created is unique due to unusual textures shaped through experimental glaze. The ‘Pavement Series’ is inspired by the untameable essence of nature in the urban environment of Manchester. It is centred on weeds growing through cracks in the pavement. The interaction between two opposing forms is dispersed in pockets throughout the urban landscape, although easily overlooked. This collection encourages an admiration of the plants flourishing in such an unnourishing environment.