Title: Coral Stack Medium: ceramic materials, paint, & flock Size: 18 x 14 x 8 inches

Lauren Skelly Bailey – Q1 Art Competition – Artist Portfolio Magazine

My work explores methods of making assemblage sculptures, conglomerations, installations, and figurines. I consider myself as an explorer, seeking new ways of layering, swirling, forcing, bending, breaking and reusing surfaces. A conversation between elements of nature emerges from her practice: flora, fauna, rocks, and the tooled objects made by man are called to mind. In combining them, I forge a new perspective of these elements.

There’s that sensation of falling for process, the chase of finding the unexpected and learning how it occurs. From that knowledge I attain, I makee intentional decisions regarding textural surfaces, glazes, slips and clay applications, truly changing the context of the piece from a study to a solution. I respond to changes and observe balance in my work, seeking to push an uneasy tension between materials and form. Each new sculpture is a moment, something new that has been achieved or understood, taking me further into my experience with ceramics.

Title:Acidiffi Medium:	porcelain, stoneware, earthenware, slip, decal and flock Size:	8 x 6 x 5 inches
Title: Acidiffi
Medium: porcelain, stoneware, earthenware, slip, decal and flock
Size: 8 x 6 x 5 inches
Title:New Conglomerate Medium:	ceramic materials, paint, flock Size:	14 x 5 x 5 inches
Title: New Conglomerate
Medium: ceramic materials, paint, flock
Size: 14 x 5 x 5 inches
Title:Floral Conglomerate Medium:	ceramic materials & flock Size:	20 x 17 x 7 inches
Title: Floral Conglomerate
Medium: ceramic materials & flock
Size: 20 x 17 x 7 inches
Title:Coral Stack Medium:	ceramic materials, paint, & flock Size:	18 x 14 x 8 inches
Title: Coral Stack
Medium: ceramic materials, paint, & flock
Size: 18 x 14 x 8 inches

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