Text Box: Sara Budzik

An evolving plethora of skills and ideas are brought together to produce things needing to be touched to prompt a brief moment of existence and connect you to the world. A journey through surface texture and mark-making.

I started out wanting to change the world and get to grips with my own experience of existing. This was when I realised that the sense of touch was fundamental to being present and interacting with the world. I make work to be touched as an alternative to the culturally dominant voyeuristic and passive gaze of digital life. To make and create connections.

I let the clay and my sub-conscious guide my pieces and often get lost in the indulgence of the making process. The world is a complicated place so I like to keep things simple. I am fascinated with imperfections and like to relinquish a little control and utilise the properties of the clay. Making work from the earth connects me to it.

My favourite hang-out is the beach and I love walks in the woods. A spiritual connection to the natural world along with a sense of impermanence and the appreciation of the fragility of life. I have always been fascinated with the idea that objects and environments often exist beyond the lifespan of any one person. And every place or space is in constant flux.

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