sabbia gallery

Ceramics, Glass + Fibre

Main Gallery   15 May - 06 June 2020

Jessica Loughlin – The Blue of Distance

“For many years I have been moved by the blue at the far edge of what can be seen, that colour of horizons, of remote mountain ranges, anything far away. The colour of that distance is the colour of an emotion, the colour of solitude and desire, the colour of there seen from here, the colour of where you are not. The world is blue at its edges and in its depth. Blue is the light that got lost. Light at the end of the spectrum does not travel the whole distance from the sun to us. It disperses amongst the molecules of the air, it scatters in water.” 1. Solnit, R, 2005, A field guide to getting lost, Viking Penguin, NY, USA, pg29 My pieces are about the observation of light. They almost perform as a ‘tabular rasa’ for noticing subtle changes of light throughout the day. The opaline glass behaves in a similar way to light in the sky. Fine molecules in the glass reflect blue light while transmitting the warm spectrum of light. At first glance these pieces may appear white, but on closer inspection the colours appear and slowly change as the light shifts throughout the day. Jessica Loughlin, May 2020

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Gallery Two   20 May - 10 June 2020

Ulrica Trulsson – Sand Captures

Recently my work has drawn from sensory experiences of sand and the patterns created by movements of the tides. Repetition and changing rhythms of the flowing water alters the patterns, textures and objects left behind as the water recedes, stilled in place for a time until the waves return. This translates beautifully to the rhythms in the studio, from the pace of the wheel in sync with the movement of my hands to the application of slip. The amount of water in the liquid clay allows for more or less defined marks as my fingers move through it. Simple lines and repeated movements are traced in the clay with the revolution of the wheel and the touch of my hand; patterns, textures and forms captured in clay. Ulrica Trulsson, 2020

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