Joanne Porter is a ceramic artist producing work based on personal narrative - inspired by memories, experiences, family relationships and emotion.
“When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful”. (Billie Mobayed)
Throughout life we all get broken in one way or another but choosing to look for the blessings within our trails empowers us with strength and beauty to overcome.
Inspired by personal narrative, the ceramic material porcelain paper clay speaks as a metaphor for self. Fragile yet strong, creased, ripped and torn these dress sculptures stand like a timeline marking a transitional journey from childhood to womanhood.