Gaila Clarke Hall
A silent space between
Gaila started out with sculpture at Camberwell Art School followed by stone carving in Italy. Life took other directions and latterly she turned to ceramics.
Hand building ceramics is a slow process in accord with the life of the woods that surround her. She likes to have her roots in silence. Within its quiet, the ambiguities of presence and absence, form and space, solidity and emptiness, shadows and objects come to the fore. The act of building the clay bears the marks of her fingers and tools which resemble the ancient script of a language that has gone. Gaila also "pinches" small pots to hold which are smoke fired: these relate to the dark.