Lizz Aston

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Lizz Aston

Lizz Aston

Lizz Aston: Multi-Dimensional Lace, 2011, porcelain, 20 x 20"

Multi-Dimensional Lace Work examines the fragility, intimacy, strength and tension that exists in deconstructed textile forms through the manipulation of paper and porcelain surfaces. This approach to making can be seen as an ongoing dialogue that is informed by previous bodies of work while acting as a starting point for developing new directions and ideas. Aston paints clay slip onto paper surfaces, cut-outs and embroideries. The materials are then fired and the paper burns away in the kiln, resulting in the creation of residual impressions, textures and memory that reflect upon the absence of the object that was there before. Alternately, large slabs of clay are rolled out, carved and hand-formed as a series of large scale patterns begin to take shape, expanded and exploded outwards, magnified from photographs of existing works.