Phoebe Collings-James

“Mud Belly” is the ceramic gut of London-based artist Phoebe Collings-James, and takes shape as a collection of wheel-thrown pots and vessels inspired by forms found in nature, like cephalopods suckers and dry rattling poppy pods. “I was immediately struck by the intensely transformative quality of ceramics and the haptic communication it encourages. I continued to study wheel-thrown and hand built techniques while living in Brooklyn, enveloping ceramic forms into my performance work, installations and domestic objects.”