John is our artist in residence for the first 3 months of 2019, as well as a specialist tutor.
“While at Trinity College I was drawn to the music of the Baroque period. With baroque music, the form is usually very simple: a theme, containing just a few notes, is embellished or decorated to enhance the simplicity or to sustain the melodic line. Often the composer determined the structure in terms of chords, and it was up to the performer to extemporise his ideas, emotions and feelings with embellishments.
I have used porcelain clay to express these musical feelings. A simple bowl form is made and is then altered to create an impression of movement.”