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Once a Whole Forest

Ella Porter

Once a Whole Forest

Ella Porter





Dimensions (cm)

Height: 36
Length: 43
Depth: 2


Glazed Terracotta and White Clay

Suitable Locations for the Work

  • Indoors
  • Wall-mounted

Background, history, commissioner of the work

This work was made during my MA at the Royal college of Art and was exhibited as part of the 2021 RCA show online.

Thematic/contextual information

In this work I use resist materials to preserve areas where my brush has made contact with the ceramic, I then erase areas left untouched; utilising the materiality of ceramic as a way to almost fossilise the traces of making. The work engages with ideas surrounding our ever-changing memories of place, a sense of re-working or filling in of fact and fiction. The image left behind from the layering and erasing process alludes to a landscape; a tree and path, perhaps once a whole forest.

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