GEORGIA DE WET
Georgia de Wet's practice centres around ceramic form and surface. The form allows her to connect to the physical properties of the material, while the surface offers a place to work through ideas and emotional subject matter that can’t be expressed through language alone. However, clay hasn’t always been her medium of choice. The skills she acquired through my background in printmaking and painting translates effortlessly through clay, as similar techniques and methods carry across disciplines.
Georgia's work explores the intersection of physical and psychological. Each body of work has a specific focus and requires hours of research and testing before the final work emerges. She often abstract the physical form to create a space in which the viewer can project their own interpretation upon the work.
Stoneware, coloured slip, clear glaze.
Within/Without explores themes of personal history, focusing on how the body stores these lived experiences. The two sided ceramic vessel has an opening in the centre of the front and an abstract representation of the soul on it’s back. The opening allows the viewer to see within the body of the work, offering a space of reflection and exploration within the peaceful green cavity. The duality portrayed by Within/Without creates a sense of tension, creating a piece that seeks the viewers personal experience and perspective to help define the more unknown parts of itself.