Tez Roberts Ceramics

Getting outside is good for the soul. Through my artwork, I try to bring the outside in: to re-construct the wild, within the home. To re-connect with nature by taking raw materials from the earth and transforming them through fire.

The objects I make fall into two categories: functional items for the house, and sculptural pieces for the garden/site specific installations.

 

Functional ware

The unique stoneware glazes and forms I create, specifically my 'Spiky Bowls', explore the essence and fluidity of water: the ebb and flow of life. These pieces are hand-built using stoneware clay. I also use the potters wheel to form mugs, pots and smaller bowls.

 

Sculptural pieces

I use clay and wood to transform natural forms, such as mushrooms, into sculptural pieces. The micro landscape is magnified.

My tuned large ceramics bells are fun and interactive. I enjoy encouraging people to hit the bells (something which we are usually urged not to do), with wooded sticks – it is amazing the force people can apply. No breakages to date! I enjoy challenging perceptions: ceramics can be delicate, yet strong.

 

All my pieces are glazed with colours from natures pallet. The alchemy process of ceramics provokes the senses and utilises the elements of fire, air, earth and water.

About Tez