My work is a contemporary response to the ancient tradition of the vessel.
I see my forms as icons- symbols or metaphors for my story. Like all stories it is a melting pot of references, from the fossil, the archaeological, my physical environment to contemporary culture. It’s also about our senses, our reaction to texture, to colour, to beauty.
The ubiquitous nature of the vessel means that it is a conduit- familiar to everyone- it opens up an immediate dialogue with the viewer who can then focus on the content and ideas within it.
The work is coil thrown, manipulating and texturing as I work with quick burner drying. Through this process I try to capture the inherent natural movement of clay. Texture, slips and finally a number of painterly thin applications of dry glazes are layered onto the work, culminating with multiple firings.
Simone Fraser 2020 CV (abbreviated)
New Ceramics The European Ceramics Magazine review by Merran Esson (Simone Fraser)
Craft Arts International – The Vessel in Context by Nola Anderson.(Simone Fraser)
Ceramics Art and Persception review Brett Ballard (Simone Fraser exhibitions 2011 & Catologue 2014
Simone Fraser Artist Profile article written by Merran Esson
Iconoclastic Solo show Sabbia Gallery 2018 digital catalogue