Gallaspy’s ceramics explore the primordial, oozing state of clay — formalising improvised compositions that shift between sculptural object and collapsing experiment, and which reveal a narrative through unexpected relationships and exchange. “Consume the Moon” finds eerie spatial resonance in seemingly disparate elements, the title clearly adding lunar significance to the large orb — and the overall structure taking on a semi-figurative or organic sense of restlessness.
Gallaspy’s ceramics have an alien purpose — ‘What Goes Up’s strange elemental form seeming to have melted and be growing; the delicately patterned skin of the vessel coated in a primordial ooze that speaks truly of clay as a viscous, erratic material. Searching branchlike geometric webs picked out in ink defy and fight the instability, and an interesting combination of 2 and 3d elements begins to form. The thicker strains of a web morphing into actuality in a skeletal framework of delicate tubular ceramic. In her practice Gallaspy seeks to find an interactive space between the existent and the unknown, utilising chance and accident to find stimulating result.