Anglo-Swedish Society Scholar 2009-2010

Lisa Stockham

Glass and Ceramics artist

Glass and Ceramics MA graduate from the Royal College of Art who received support to spend 3 months at Konstfack in Spring 2010.

 

In 2010 Lisa was awarded the Crafts Council Collect Trail Award, and has been featured in Ceramics Monthy “Exposure” (2014), Ceramics Review “Exibitions” (2013), and Elle Decoration “Made to Treasure” (2013).

 

Since her residence at Konstfack, Lisa completed a residence at the Shigraki Sculptural Park in Japan. Her works have been shown in in galleries such as Saatchi Gallery London, Flow Gallery Notting Hill, and collector Preston Fitzgerald’s South Kensington Pop-up show.

 

“I review the use of pattern, decoration and textile imagery. Taking a decorative detail as a starting point in which to explore. The detail is repeated and pushed to excess until it becomes out of control, patterns disperse, the detail multiplying. The work connotes the redundancy and renewal of an object, connecting the past with the present. I often use a mix of sources such as antique artifacts, junk shops and museum displays for inspiration. Past adornments are transformed to express modern day lifestyles and anxieties. The objects are built up from pattern; the decoration becomes the structure. I want the pieces to feel like cut sheets of fabric or frayed material. The objects appear to be crumbling, breaking down to formlessness. It is as if the form has been rebuilt from remains, becoming reminiscent of eroding architecture, sculptures or repaired crockery.”

 

www.lisastockham.co.uk

  • Lisa Stockham 2010,  Lined plate

    Lisa Stockham 2010, Lined plate

  • Lisa Stockham 2010,  Before the ice melted

    Lisa Stockham 2010, Before the ice melted

  • Lisa Stockham 2010,  Squares plate

    Lisa Stockham 2010, Squares plate

  • Lisa Stockham 2010,  Stud Plate

    Lisa Stockham 2010, Stud Plate