Caroline Getty graduated with a BA Hons Contemporary Applied Arts degree from the University of Ulster. Since graduating, she has continued to create mixed media ceramic sculpture from her home in the North Coast of Ireland.
Exploring weak and strong fragments within day to day living, she is curious of the combining bond created between two opposite forces – intrigued how they can interlock together to support each other.
Combining ceramics with soft materials such as paper and fabric to create objects which when fused together create one almighty bond. Aware of the tension created between opposite materials, she depicts this by using bungee cord to emphasize the strain of forces colliding on each piece. Cool tonal colours give the objects a cold and tense approach whereas stronger colours portray a more evident awareness of the contrasting material and tension.
Like people, these objects hold powerful and fragile qualities which work together uniquely.