Nelson, Alasdair


Alasdair Nelson draws his inspiration for his ceramics from the very place his materials come from; the earth. He harnesses the heat of the kiln, applying it to raw materials to fashion them into sculptural works. His fascination with the natural world is reflected in the geodesic forms that he makes. Natural geodes contain precious crystals, formed through the heat and pressure of the earth, this he emulates in his work. Alasdair hand builds vessels primarily in porcelain, exploring their internal surfaces with his own vibrant, reflective, crystalline and crackle glazes. External markings bring texture to the forms in contrast to the glazed interior.