Zoe Marsh Artist Statement Wirksworth 2018
My work ceramic, yet textile in origin .Using both traditional and digital techniques I decorate the surface of my handmade tiles with a combination of my own drawings, textile samples, found papers and glazes, often adding wire, fabric or thread to my work for a contrast in surface texture. I now live near Wirksworth, where the stunning views inspire me on a daily basis. I often use the local landscape as a starting point, sometimes combining or contrasting it with my own emotional and abstract responses to everyday experiences. If selected I should like to attempt large ceramic versions of my ‘Hearts and Flowers’ textiles (as shown) to be displayed on the wall like a large disquieting plate collection.