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Exhibitions // Coming up // 'Embodied Earth' by Rachael Mellors
24 February

'Embodied Earth' by Rachael Mellors

Hand formed sculptures are created with clay fallen onto the beach from the eroding cliffs and fired in a pit dug in the olive grove. Assemblages are created referencing the past and present local industries of pottery and olive oil.

Digital images taken the few moments after the sun rises capture the momentary shadow imprint of the artist’s body on the cliff face, embedded with layers of soils and impregnated with shells, layered over millions of years. Moving images created by Pete Hudson evoke this immersive relationship.

“It is raw, spontaneous expression that fires my creative energy. Allowing chance and imagination into my artistic process, the unexpected happens” 

Rachael Mellors studied Fine Art at Portsmouth and Ceramics at the Royal College of Art. 



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