Jayne King's ceramic vessels explore the nature of memory, nostalgia and personal narrative, and how Jewish tradition informs their relationship to their family’s past and present. Carrying memories and histories instead of food and water, her pots are embellished with lively images of contemporary family life, tools and keepsakes, slivers of landscape, skeletons and fossils. Stacked and interwoven layers of imagery suggest geological strata and the dream-like space of deep memory. King's pots reference and subvert the history of porcelain in an exploration of formative memory, ecological processes as metaphor, and the relationship between the natural world and human emotion and intuition. A series of textiles and mixed-media works will accompany King's vessels.
Image: Jayne King, four views of home sweet home, 2023. Porcelain and underglaze, h. 24 x diam. 10 in.