Williams, Deiniol


Deiniol’s ceramic practice explores the dichotomy between rhythm and discord, balance and disorder. Bringing together raw and unrefined materials and incorporating them into the clay, he seeks to find the harmonious point between the rhythmic flow of the potter’s wheel and the disruptive and chaotic inclusions within the modified clay. The stone inclusions are combined into the fabric of the clay and push Deiniol’s throwing skills to the limit. The act of throwing becomes a careful balancing act between the clay’s tendency to tear and collapse, and the control needed to create the forms. It requires complete focus with every movement considered otherwise the form will not survive.