AA2A Artist

Louise Madzia

Artform:
Ceramics and print
Year:
2018 - 19
Location:
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
Email:
louise@louisemadzia.com
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Project summary:

My work combines ceramics, design and illustration to explore the process of drawing and to create a distinctive visual language. I work as an independent designer and maker, producing functional ceramics for stores and online. My process starts with slab-building to work through different ideas and I then use those pieces as the starting point for my main collection, which is slip-cast at a specialist factory in Stoke-on-Trent. I also produce one-off earthenware vessels and bowls by hand which are hand-painted with my illustrations.

The AA2A scheme is an opportunity to change my usual routine and try new processes in ceramics and print- making. I’d like to focus more on sketching and initial research by using the library facilities as a starting point to collect references such as sculpture and figurative painting.

My project entails making a new series of ceramic works which showcase the processes that I use. By working with slip-casting, I can create a mould then change the outcome of each vessel with the glazes or an illustrated design. I would also like to use the initial sketches I draw to work towards making some larger scale silkscreen prints or etchings.

I look forward to working in the studio and being part of the university creative community. I would greatly value feedback on projects from students and tutors. I’m hoping to learn as much as I can about different processes and to use this experience to develop my professional practice further.

My work combines ceramics, design and illustration to explore the process of drawing and to create a distinctive visual language. I work as an independent designer and maker, producing functional ceramics for stores and online. My process starts with slab-building to work through different ideas and I then use those pieces as the starting point for my main collection, which is slip-cast at a specialist factory in Stoke-on-Trent. I also produce one-off earthenware vessels and bowls by hand which are hand-painted with my illustrations.

The AA2A scheme is an opportunity to change my usual routine and try new processes in ceramics and print- making. I’d like to focus more on sketching and initial research by using the library facilities as a starting point to collect references such as sculpture and figurative painting.

My project entails making a new series of ceramic works which showcase the processes that I use. By working with slip-casting, I can create a mould then change the outcome of each vessel with the glazes or an illustrated design. I would also like to use the initial sketches I draw to work towards making some larger scale silkscreen prints or etchings.

I look forward to working in the studio and being part of the university creative community. I would greatly value feedback on projects from students and tutors. I’m hoping to learn as much as I can about different processes and to use this experience to develop my professional practice further.

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