Multiple clay slabs are brought together in an improvisational manner, creating undulating multi-faceted forms with an uncanny ability to shift and alter appearance according to one’s viewing point or environment.
This approach is chaotic and feels dangerous and exciting, but the process means that the forms can’t be planned beyond loose ideas of scale, proportion and complexity. Each work becomes the sum of innumerable small decisions, choices and actions- being built up gradually through addition, so each piece comes into focus slowly. In this way Eastman concentrates on how each element meets and relates to its neighbours and what it contributes to the whole.
This forthcoming exhibition of powerful and statuesque ceramic vessels demonstrates a distinctive new expression of making from the internationally celebrated artist.