Studio pottery artist Philippa Taylor extends her hand-carved porcelain pieces with meticulous weaving to become wearable art that is both elegant and grounded.
Forged with respect for the media, Taylor's delicate basket weave stitches in cotton and paper thread surround and bind their porcelain hearths.
Concating the honest utility of weaving with the elegance and purity of porcelain, Taylor discusses a material connection between strength and fragility. The iterative woven bonds build a formidable strength out of small actions.
The porcelain centres express fluidity and fragility. Steeped in tradition, inspired by natural forms, modernist design and the sea, these unique pieces embody their twin purposes of bold jewellery and sculptural miniature.
Philippa trained in Craft during the 90's, at the Peninsula School of Art, Monash University.
She graduated with honours and has pottery in the personal collection of Dame Elizabeth Murdoch.
There is a strong emphasis on the handcrafted and making with integrity and craftsmanship.