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My name is Bobi, I am a potter and clay artist from Cornwall and the maker behind Bohome.
Exploring functional forms in everyday life, surface textures, neutral palettes and materials collected from my local landscapes. Using the natural and organic, to inform my work, producing abstract collections of objects, handmade pieces and developing my abilities in hand building and thrown forms.
As well as working from a small space in our garden studio, I am an artist in residence at Flookan – St Austell Ceramics Hub
My current body of work is largely experimental, which means that most of the pieces are one off, as I continue to explore my practice.
I have been a support artist for the Brickfield project since 2020, you can find out more about this by visiting our instagram.
In May 2021, the Brickfield team travelled to London to work on a collaborative project with the V&A Museum and UEL for Newham Heritage Month.
This complex and multi-faceted project worked with a group of individuals who took part in the week long residency, alongside the UEL performing arts students to explore the historical architecture of East London, gain further insight and appreciation of the Brickfields that built the city and to question brick in its modern role and how it matters.
Developing practical and applied skills in brickmaking using waste materials from construction sites and the Tate and Lyle sugar refining process, the Brickfield makers produced bricks by hand using traditional methods of making on our temporary site as well as exploring artistic responses to our surroundings in the John Madejski Gardens of the V&A. Throughout the week the makers engaged with history experts, performance and members of the public, finishing the week by building and firing a kiln in situ over the final weekend. A wonderful, informative and creative learning experience for us all.
Following the project, myself and Zenna Tagney were asked to produce a response to our experiences, this was then shown in the V&A as part of London Design Week 2021 alongside several bricks, tools of the craft and a film created by Amaka Lin.
I feel honoured to have been a part of the whole experience and to have worked with so many wonderful people.