Craig Carsley

Ceramics, Sculpture

Craig Carsley's Bio

The human form has been central to my work in ceramic from the very first time I handled clay. During my time studying at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, I developed my style of making, experimenting with a wide variety of techniques and methods. I drew inspiration for my work from many sources, but in particular, the terracotta maquettes of Auguste Rodin, and the bronze figures of Edgar Degas. The endless possibilities of clay allows me to capture the tension, movement and strength of the human body, while also experimenting with more subtle gestures and movements, that become more involved with ideas involving companionship, fear and fragility.

With my ceramic figures it is my aim to engage the viewer and to encourage them to consider both the incredible strength, but also, the potential fragility of the emotional human being.