Artist's Statement

Details observed in nature are the inspiration for my making: flowing water, branching stems, a crevice in a rock, an unfurling leaf.

The work I create also reflects my response to the inherent qualities of silver. I manipulate the metal through hammering, folding, stretching and pleating, into tactile, organic vessels. These transcend the limitations of the original flat sheet, evolving delicate surface textures in their making.

I like to explore and respond to the way the metal behaves, with a sense of the object being nurtured as it grows.

© Clare Ransom