Elemental Making

10 Sep - 5 Nov 2022

Wed – Sat, 10 am – 1 pm and 2 – 4 pm

Make, Somerset

‘I sometimes think that materials emit something invisible that we don’t see, but we may be sensing these signals in other ways rather than seeing. These signals are not meaningful in any sense, yet these small meaningless noises affect each other and form something new and complex. The world is working as a whole.’—Akiko Hirai


‘Elemental Making’ features the work of ceramicist Akiko Hirai and artist-maker Craig Bamford (SASA Works). Highlighting their distinct approaches toward material transformation, the exhibition explores the relationship between making and an intuitive response. Both consider our perceptions of form, function and the animistic agency of objects. Their work embodies a felt essence that seems more than its material fabric, asking the viewer to, in turn, contribute their own unique interpretation.

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