TKO is a set of new ceramic pieces that came about as a mediation on circuit training and boxing practice. It is a study of material and technical aspects of clay and ceramics. Boxing and gym exercise is a a self-forming process that happens though persistence and repetition, clay is a forming process that changes the maker and creates a new shape. The ‘creation of man from clay’ is a theme recurring though ancient myths and mythologies, and I keep coming back to it as basis for my thinking about substance of life and death and my chosen medium since I have started working with clay. Materiality of oneself and clay as material have deep connections.
The exhibition was organised for Nunhead Art Trail, fifth community art and craft event held annually in Nunhead and New Cross, London, UK.