I saw the work of Melanie Bourget at Origin last week and was intrigued.
Offbeat and hauntingly beautiful. Women (and men) with wild hair and faces full of expression. They seem to have been frozen by a spell and yet their personalities still shine through.
The figurines have ever so slightly whimsical shapes but the poses they strike are recognizably real.
Melanie uses the raku method of firing the ceramics (the traditional method used for Japanese tea bowls) that results in a deep crackle glaze and enhances the mysterious and enigmatic appeal of these wonderful creatures.
What do you think of them?