Lauren Winstone
Things the body wants to tell us

15 March - 25 April 2024

In Things the body wants to tell us Lauren Winstone has turned her attention inwards, paying attention to what is happening inside the body and attempting to give physical form to its flows, rotations, circulations and undulations. Clay pieces are gently moulded, folded and stretched to create waves, grooves and oscillations. These quiet, contemplative forms complicate distinctions between the human and nonhuman, some of them suggesting the organic forms of marine shells with delicate, undulating edges, others reminding us of industrial forms – the peaks and valleys of roofing iron. The glazing thins and thickens on these works, showing where the liquid pooled before it dried or travelled quickly across the clay surfaces, echoing the sense of movement and time embodied in these works.