Marta Maciuszek

Marta Maciuszek

I have worked across the areas of ceramics, metal and textiles to create a series of bowls and vessels.

My body of work is inspired by the qualities found in nature, especially flowers, such as fragility and colours. Through drawing, I enjoy observing and interpreting structures and forms such as the protective qualities of petals and the powerful nature of the stamen. My ceramic vessels draw upon the elements of the Japanese anemone flower. I explored the use of wire embedded in the glazed surface to echo the fluid lines and movement. The metal vessels incorporate techniques of raising, planishing, etching and patination. I focused on exploring fragility, making the durable hard metal vulnerable.