Carolyn Tripp



Inspired by a Chinese bottle gifted to Tripp as a child, each piece she makes assumes its own identity with the application of transferred decoration. The artist abstracts, through tearing and cutting, the stories told in collected imagery and text of lives past and present centring around the human condition from significant to trivial. New meanings are created through visible fragments which hint at the narrative.

Each piece is a contemporary twist on a historic ceramic tradition. The eclectic shapes and surfaces stand alone, or work in harmony when grouped, capturing the gaze and allowing the viewer their own interpretation.