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Laura Matikaite - In the Window, October 2022

Laura Matikaite - In the Window, October 2022

Liverpool Irish Festival Selection 2022

Continuing our annual In the Window partnership, the Bluecoat Display Centre, Design and Crafts Council of Ireland and Liverpool Irish Festival have selected emerging ceramics talent Laura Matikaite as our 2022 featured artist.

“My take on the concept of ‘hunger’ lies in the contrasting worlds of monochrome and polychrome.

My work goes through a cycle, in which, after a season of monochrome, monotone, creating surfaces on the spectrum of Black to White, I hunger for colour, and this sparks a new range or multitoned, coloured and playful ceramic work.

Before long feeding back into the sophistication and elegant simplicity of monotone. Allowing the form to say something else.

Colour has the ability to create a mood, I use this to my advantage when creating a body of work, that refuels the making process.

It is through a balance of expressing developed design ideas and creative intuition that I absorb the nutritious versatility of clay and glaze chemistry.” – Laura Matikaite

Read more about Laura and her work on the Liverpool Irish Festival website.