A collection of 1960’s letters from the Far East was the starting point for this body of work. The flimsy air letter forms were sent to Britain from my mother to her mother. Ticked when read, they were passed on by each relative to the wider family. Typed and stored, they became an archive recording observations of life abroad.
Selected letters were laser etched into wood, then rolled into porcelain paper clay and fired to create an embossed porcelain artefact.
My own recollections and influences from this period reflecting journeys of arrival, of a study trip to Japan, of ‘home leave’, are hand written in blue underglaze.