Artist working in clay. Porcelain and bone china sculpture and vessels. Crafts Council Hothouse alumni. For further news - www.facebook.com/KeithVarneyCeramics Statement Form, line, texture fascinate me. I'm inspired by the ways these elements interact with light, shade and colour to create my contemporary ceramic sculpture and vessels. The material qualities of clay and the physicality of the making process itself are at the heart of my practice. I work in porcelain and bone china for their purity, translucency, and clear bright colours when glazed. Currently the work has two distinct themes; Hand built geometric sculptures. Working with paper-thin porcelain sheets, I score, fold and join along curved lines to construct the forms, creating gently curved and tensioned surfaces defining the interior and exterior space. The work is unglazed, emphasising the translucent white surfaces that play with light and shade, creating a sense of movement. Slip cast bone china sculptural vessels, produced in limited editions. The faceted flowing forms, created through intuitive mark making, are animated by light and shade. These translucent and pure white vessels, the result of the interplay of material and process, posses a natural organic quality and the diamond polished silky surfaces are invitingly tactile.