Samantha Silverton creates ceramic collages and assemblages inspired by the landscape. Capturing the essence of a place, working from a series of moments, relying on memories and emotions evoked, she explores colour and mark making with a vibrant and intuitive energy, creating expressive paintings on fired earth.
She likes the warm tones, vibrancy and depth of colour which can be achieved when using slips on a red earthenware clay body. She applies slips in a variety of ways to create depth and detail. Her movements and gestures for mark making are acted out in an intuitive manner, she tries not to over think or analyse this part of the making process. She works and reacts on instinct, every new brush stroke made is a reaction to the last, each new dab, splash and flick of colour creates a natural rhythm and flow to every piece.
Samantha’s vessels have become 3-dimensonal paintings, she enjoys the irregular forms which are constructed, and the relationships between inside, outside, joins and edges. These vessels mirror and reflect the edges within the landscape which inspire her so much, each piece is unique and poses different views just as landscapes do.