Laura de Carteret
Laura de Carteret — 'You're So Transparent', 2023
This series is process driven, exploring the feeling of gloop between your fingers, slug sex and deja vu, creating a series of curious alien relics. Glass in its molten state is constantly in motion; it drips, pours, pull and sticks with the consistency of honey.
The viscosity of glass allows for experimentation whilst simultaneously requiring precision and control. Heat, air and gravity dictate which direction a form takes. Working with glass engages both unconsciousness and focused awareness, playing with its fluid state allows me to create forms that are animated and frozen in motion.
Small vessel that stands on four solid feet. On each side there are three small handles or prongs. A one off piece.
Laura's intuitive approach to the material is grounded in a dialogue with pleasure, enamoured by the satisfaction of working with such an enigmatic translucent material.
Laura de Carteret is a multidisciplinary artist based in Naarm (Melbourne, Australia). They are working predominantly as a glass blower and metal-smith, completing their Bachelor of Fine Arts (Gold and Silversmithing) at RMIT. Their hybrid practice places pleasure and discomfort in dialogue generating visceral and animated forms. With an intuitive approach to materials, Laura creates biomorphic artefacts that are otherworldly.
Everyone’s heard of a dragon
Curated by James Lemon and Bobby Corica
11 November 23 – 27 January 24
Material: hand blown glass
Dimensions: approx. 12 x 10 x 10cm