Sam Gold is currently a ceramic associate at the JamFactory who works primarily as a ceramic sculptor.
Gold produces ceramic installations that explore the body’s faculty for Poiesis in order to embed meaning and its capacity to reconcile with material to achieve catharsis. This processed oriented work is held together by the indexical trace of gesture; the repetitious mark-making which is embedded within the clay. Gold's body is a tool, the clay becomes a site to document time and experiential narratives of what we birth, rise and resolve within.
Gold speaks of the ‘storiness’ of our lived materiality - The artefacts we imbue with meaning, with loves and losses, with hopes and desperations. The conferring of emotion, tales of times lived into the material and investigating an essentially human and revealing act.
Votive scarva vessels, blackstoneware studio (WIP) 2019
photography by Sam Roberts