I have just graduated from the University of Brighton. I’m focused on developing my practice which explores challenging taboo subjects. I came to my degree later in life, so I also have experience with running my own business, a cake shop and previously being an electrician. However, ceramic art was something I always wanted to explore as a teenager but wasn’t able to when I left school.
- The Hidden CollectionMaterial is at the centre of Kayleigh’s practice; she looks to take back the power of the material as a woman. Through making with clay there is a connection to the earth and life. The vessel is synonymous with the body and ceramics, through the exploration of abstracted non-functional ceramic forms Kayleigh connects her personal experience of functional issues with her body. Focusing on breaking taboo subjects surrounding hidden illnesses of the uterus through the paradigm of craft, with reflec
- Internal ExaminationPutting form before function the Internal Examination Collection expresses the internal battles that are unseen. Though the simplicity of reducing the clay vessel to a simple non-functional shape the form is found through the act of reflective auto-biographical making. These vessels become an act of quiet activism, seeking to encourage conversation and engagement around the taboo subject of hidden illnesses. There is emphasises on the connection to the earth and life, in the use of material, how
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Projects credited in
- Challenging TabooFocusing on breaking taboo subjects through paradigm of craft, by pulling back the curtain on taboo subjects like menstruation. Even though there has been a positive change in the conversations surround menstrual health there is still further to go. This is because having a uterus is challenging especially if you have a condition like Adenomyosis, Endometriosis, Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PMS. All of which are under-researched and affecting up to 90% of those living with a uterus. I am per
Freelance CeramicistSelf Employed
Henfield, United KingdomFreelance
Currently setting up as a ceramicist working in my own studio after graduating.
- Academic Writing
- Arts Writing
- 3D Design
- Ceramic Artist
- Ceramic Design
- Metal Work