After a career in the tourism and heritage sector, Kim Colebrook has recently discovered a passion for working with ceramics. She works in porcelain along with iron based oxides and integrates narratives about the people, history and geology of south Wales in a range of hand built and cast forms. She is currently based at Fireworks Clay Studios in Cardiff having been awarded a graduate workspace for a year.
These geological vessels are taken from a set of over 100 made from 1 bag of porcelain that was cut with layers of black porcelain, rutile, crocus martis, illmenite and iron spangles. They were inspired by the layers of coal and ironstone that sit beneath the south Wales Valleys, and you can follow the layers, vessel to vessel, just as the early miners and geologists followed the characteristics of each layer of coal to understand the hidden geology of The Valleys.