Photo courtesy of Adam Z. Robinson

Harriet Lawton’s practice highlights the beauty of objects and collections, in particular china mementoes. Contemporary interpretations of traditional patterning, her design pieces and art objects feature remediated marks, patterns and motifs taken from various cultures and eras.

Each series within her work celebrates the value of a specific collection and explores the memento function of its objects. Her work plays with illusion and scale; crossing materials, techniques and surfaces. Ceramics are cut like a textile, textiles are manipulated to allude to the form of a 3D object and patterns transfer from objects to 2D surfaces.