Jul 2, 2013
This week on
the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with
ceramic artist and educator Merran Esson. Her recent body of work
springs from her two week excursion to a remote part of western New
South Wales, Australia. She says of the trip, "I have always had an
affinity with the land, having spent my childhood on a farm in the
foothills of the Snowy Mountains, however, the geology and vastness
of this recent exploration has brought a more organic resolve to
this work. My interest in the collision between man and nature
continues." This collision manifests through her sculptural
vessels, which are at once reminiscent of the earth's crust
and man-made metal structures, such as machinery parts and
corrugated water tanks.
In the interview we talk about learning to trust one's inner voice,
capturing the passage of time within an object, and her role as the
head of ceramics at the National Art School in Sydney Australia.
For more information on Merran's work please visit www.merranesson.com.