The idea behind this sculpture was to build a NZ sand castle; each block made with sand from different beaches around New Zealand.

The precursor: much of my work springs from the set of sand research cups that I made in my early days of learning to throw cylinders on the pottery wheel. Transitioning into sculpture mode during my course of study, I had an idea to bunch up cups like a ball of paper to physically move on from tableware. The Cup sculpture was selected for the Emerging Practitioner in Clay Awards, and on show at the Quarts Museum of Studio Ceramics in Whanganui in 2018.


White stoneware clay with sand
H: 22cm W: 19cm D: 18cm