As part of the Art in Practice alumni exhibition, we spoke to ceramic artist Faye Munroe about her practice and learned more about her ways of working – what inspires her, what tips she has for new graduates and artists, and how studying at UH has helped her career.
Faye Munroe’s ceramic work explores the tension between the man-made and natural environment. She uses heavily grogged black clay, stoneware and stained porcelain, and experiments with different ways of merging clay bodies and slab building. Her technique leaves a visible trace on the outside of each finished piece, which in turn echoes her observations of nature’s disruptive force in the built environment, with its power to split structures – exposing human vulnerability.
Munroe graduated with BA (Hons) in Contemporary Applied Arts from the University of Hertfordshire in 2013. She has shown her work twice at the internationally acclaimed ceramics show “Art in Clay”, and is currently stocked at “Flux”, a contemporary craft gallery in Bristol that specialises in bespoke artworks.