They have been described as “delicate and poetic amalgams”, both eulogistic and deeply questioning. They are also powerfully visceral – at times bone, skin peels, fleshy masses. Up close, this delicacy of hand is what is so surprising, eliciting that “dexterity and tacit intelligence” he values in the locals who once worked the factories, and defying an industrial gravity evoked by the dense explosion of placement. “Constructive alchemy”, David Whiting calls this regeneration.
Extract: Boscacci, L. 2010, ‘New Empiricists’. Clay Energy, International Ceramics Event, 29 April 2010, Prince of Wales Opera House, Gulgong NSW, Australia.
Event: Clay Energy Artist Lectures, April 2010, Prince of Wales Opera House, Gulgong NSW, Australia.