Collection: Amber Smith

I work in ceramics in the same way as a printmaker etches in intaglio plate. All the images and words are intuitively drawn, and the detail carved back into the black ink with a stylus. The hearts, vessels and bowls are all hand built. Each piece, has been crafted as an individual work without any use of transfers or stencils. I love words and nearly always use them in my work. Maori whakatauki (proverbs) and waiata aroha (songs about the nature of love) have such an emotional resonance that they become part of the image itself. I make limited edition prints.