Stephan Maguire Ceramicist
About Stephan Maguire

The very material and process of wheelthrown and pinched ceramics is so ancient,
carrying the direct and physical experience of such universal symbols as circle, vessel, spiral, the elements and their transformation. In the case of translucent porcelain, we are also dealing with light. These elements form the foundation upon which all further expression is based.

Most of the images used have their counterparts in observable Nature, but they are chiefly symbols relating to an inner world and process. Almost without exception, forms, colours and images resonate strongly with ‘ideas’ found within the ancient spiritual and artistic traditions of the East (especially China and India).

Whether from the unconcious in dreams, flashes of (given) insight or from the distillation of experience, perception and research, the works are ‘evolved concretions’ alluding to the eternal world of ideas and archetypes.

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