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David Chilton

David studied at Cardiff, graduating in 2001, and is based in Bristol.  David woks in the medium of porcelain paper clay and stoneware, handbuilding figurative sculpture from sheets of clay.  Formed by an innovative technique entirely his own, David’s work is highlighted with touches of glaze,precious lustres and metallic oxides.  By manipulating the clay sheets from the inside to form the shape, the texture  created by this method is integral and unique to every piece.  

David’s work is based on the female form and the different  contexts in which it is viewed.  His work explore our attitude to the body and perceived notions of beauty informed by imagery from within the contemporary fashion industry as well as historically.  

Fairy tales and folklore are also strong sources of ideas,themes of myths and legends and narrative being key.   With the added  notions of saints, deities and folklore and what they represent culturally, his work is created as innately spiritual with religious overtones.