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Haze III

By Lauren Joffe

2024
stoneware, slips, oxides and glaze           
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ARTIST STATEMENT

Lauren Joffe's works are built by hand, using the coiling technique. She is primarily concerned with exploring the form and surfaces of her objects through mark making and texture. She considers the relationship of her pieces in still life compositions and prefers to make simple forms and use a limited colour palette in order to exploreform through lines, tone, shadow and pattern.

The surfaces of her pieces are all hand painted and the act of mark making is a very slow and meditative process, with fluid marks applied in varying depths to create quiet shifts in the surface from gloss to matte. Lauren has recently begun to change the scale of her work by creating large scale ceramic sculptures constructed out of multiple pieces.

BIO

Lauren Joffe is a ceramic artist who lives and works in Melbourne. She was born in Cape Town and with her family immigrated to Australia when she was young. Her development as an artist can be seen as an outgrowth of her personal biography with South Africa, Australia and Japan.

Lauren completed degrees in Law and Arts, majoring in English Literature, before pursuing her interest in art. She studied Fine Art Gold & Silversmithing at RMIT and after graduating began her art practice as a contemporary jeweller and object maker before returning to live in South Africa and starting to work in ceramics.