Axis, 2011, ceramic, 3'x3'x3'

I am interested in how systems work and how they relate to symmetry, repetition and scale. My work is about using modules based on polygon forms to form a whole.  The design on each module contributes to pattern of the entire piece. Using this method, I work with the mandala and the grid to express ideas about sacred space.

Dual, 2011, ceramic, 4" x 44" x 48"

Two concepts have been consistent within my practice: the translation of the two dimensional into the three dimensional, by stretching a pattern over a three dimensional object or by creating individual two dimensional objects that project into space; and how structure implies content, by using tessellating forms which imply infinite repetition and revolution around a central axis, both ideas associated with the notion of the divine and the universal.  

Brocade, detail, 2011, ceramic, 3" x 40" x 109"

My practice is based in slipcasting and moldmaking. In the beginning, I was learning the technical and visual effects of creating a large scale project. I created Cathedral, a body of work that was based on the cathedral dome or rose window in the Gothic church.  For this project, I superimposed a pattern over a grid and cast individual pieces which were glazed and fired.  The viewer was drawn to the piece from far away and as they drew closer, the undulation and subtleties of the piece were revealed.  By using height, color and size, I created an environment which referenced sacred space.

Wreath #2, detail, dia.22" h.5"

About:

Eliza Au received her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (2005) and her MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University (2009). Au’s work is ceramic based and centers around the process of slipcasting.  She is interested in how sacred space is transformed by the use of pattern and geometry in Gothic and Islamic architecture.  She is interested in how systems work and how they relate to symmetry, repetition and scale.  In recent work, she is expanding into other materials, including paper, metal, glass and wax.

She has previously completed residencies with Greenwich House Pottery (NYC, NY), The Museum of Contemporary Craft (Portland, OR), The Pilchuck Glass School (Stanwood, WA) and the Corning Museum of Glass (Corning, NY).  Recent exhibitions include the 66th Scripps Ceramic Annual at Scripps College and The RBC Emerging Artist People’s Choice Award at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto, ON.

SOURCE: http://elizaau.wordpress.com/

Views: 110

Tags: Au, Eliza, Sacred, Slipcasting, crafthaus

Comment

You need to be a member of crafthaus to add comments!

Join crafthaus

A Midsummer Day's Dream

Amber O’Harrow 

www.daisyspider.net

Iowa Blue: The Urbane Chicken

5’2” x 3’ x 6’4”

Cast Aluminum

A Midsummer Day's Dream - crafthaus online exhibition

Curated by Marie and Glen Guarino.

Latest Activity

Clare Finin liked Katie Schutte's photo
6 hours ago
Clare Finin liked Katie Schutte's photo
6 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"September's Featured Maker Each month we feature the work of a different artist/maker on our website. Take a look and find out about their inspiration, how they create the work and generally what makes them and their work unique. Michael Hart…"
12 hours ago
John Lunn added a discussion to the group Tapestry of Talents: Bringing Your Whole Voice to Your Craft
Thumbnail

Life has many layers - like lasagna.

I've been absent from these pages for the summer while I started a new book and concentrated on getting some flute projects out the door. This month I've actually (gulp) taken a spare bag or two of time to myself and done sweet fork all. What a treat that was. It's been at least a century since I could live a couple of weeks without feeling compelled to do anything.Well, not nothing... (How can any self respecting obsessive compulsive polymath really do nothing ?) That would be unconscionable.…See More
17 hours ago
Stacey Lee Webber and Nicolette Absil are now friends
yesterday
Younha Jung posted photos
yesterday
Brigitte Martin liked Peters Valley School of Craft's blog post Enameling in the Round with Harlan W. Butt
yesterday
Amanda Denison is now a member of crafthaus
yesterday
Kimberly Jackson joined Brigitte Martin's group
Thumbnail

Co:Operation GARNISH

Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making! Arriving at this message is the goal of this exhibition cooperatively arranged by Rachel Timmins and Brigitte Martin.Please join this group to stay informed !! This is the official exhibition blog.See More
Saturday
Brigitte Martin liked The Justified Sinner's blog post Back in the Workshop
Saturday
Brigitte Martin liked Vicky Saragouda's blog post The Cornershop
Saturday
Vicky Saragouda posted a blog post

The Cornershop

Artist Lucy Sparrow has hand stitched the entire contents of a corner shop. All familiar brands of grocery have been recreated in felt.…See More
Saturday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Joanna Gollberg: Collected An Exploration of Travel Through Jewelry VELVET DA VINCI September 3 – 28, 2014 Artist’s Reception: Friday, September 5, 6-8pm San Francisco’s Velvet da Vinci is proud to present Joanna…"
Friday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Conservation of Architectural Ironwork CPD Course A two day conservation course DATE: 6 OCTOBER 2014 - 7 OCTOBER 2014 For further details about NHIG CPD courses please click here. To book a place on this course please download our booking form and,…"
Friday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"RUBERG Our 'Cuboid' collection is now available at the beautiful jewellery boutique Ruberg. As part of the Islington Design District, Ruberg will be taking part in London Design Festival this September. Alongside the designs of Kamilla…"
Friday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"ROCK VAULT Supported by the British Fashion Council and curated by Stephen Webster, Rock Vault is a jewellery initiative to support, showcase and promote Britain’s most innovative, fine jewellery talent. We are so pleased to have been selected…"
Friday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Flavour of the month Henrietta Fernandez - jewellery http://jam-eton.co.uk/makers/henrietta-fernandez.html Henrietta Fernandez creates contemporary jewellery inspired by her love of floral pattern, graphic shapes, colour and simple form. Henrietta…"
Friday
The Justified Sinner posted a blog post

Back in the Workshop

After the travels and entertaining of the summer, I am back to a very autumnal Glasgow and my new students. As the dust settles on the new term, it has been good to be able to grab some time in the workshop to actually make something. This time, inspired by one of my contacts on Flickr, "…See More
Friday
Peters Valley School of Craft posted a blog post

Enameling in the Round with Harlan W. Butt

The Fine Metals Studio was thrilled to have Harlan W. Butt on campus for "Enameling in the Round" ~ stunning work was done! Photo credit to our Fine Metal Artist Fellow Kristal! And we hope that Nicolette ~ Crafthaus Scholarship recipient enjoyed her time at Peters Valley School of Craft!…See More
Friday
Peters Valley School of Craft joined Glen Guarino's group
Thumbnail

A Midsummer Day's Dream

We are delighted to present "A Midsummer Day’s Dream"an online exhibition hosted by Crafthaus.  All artwork is designed and made by the artists.  The lead image is Hanging Planter by Chelsea Fay. Curated by Glen & Marie Guarino See More
Friday

© 2014   Created by Brigitte Martin.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service