Sian van Driel
Previously shown in
Arundel Gallery Trail 2016
Gaze, glimpse, a look at landscape 2017
Chalk flint clay shore 2017
Elements: earth fire 2020
Her quiet materials 2021
Surface edge shadow 2022
Earth materials 2023
Sian continues to develop her body of work whilst enjoying the freedom in instinctive making as she intuitively combines various stoneware clays with bone china, porcelain and molochite - mixtures that shouldn't work but, in Sian's hands, do.
Working from the Earth with the Earth,
Sian observes the powerful forces that the Earth displays.
Beauty in imperfection throughout the natural world;
from weathered layered rocks to
fragmented stones washed up along the shoreline.
While making her new sculptural ceramic pieces, Sian experiences an intense energy flowing directly through her into the clay: elements of surprise are celebrated.
Sian was born in the UK and spent her childhood in Canada and Italy. She now lives and works at the centre of the South Downs National Park, West Sussex.
Sian graduated in 1982 with BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design & Ceramics at West Surrey College of Art and Design. She has exhibited in Germany, Spain, Canada, Hungary, Japan and the UK.
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