Jude Maisch - "In Praise of Pattern"
Throughout August Jude Maisch will show her new range of decorative thrown and slabbed ceramics in the Large Window Gallery.
Jude's approach to using tissue transfer decoration is akin to patchwork, with fragments of many images arranged on surfaces in varied ways. Not just one image, but several; with the desire to taste them all, like cakes on a plate.
In Praise of Pattern draws on memories of childhood hand-stitched throw rugs, the many patterned cups and saucers in straining cabinets and the array of special fabrics over chairs and couches. They are memories of the houses of her Grandmother and Auntie, where everything was special, beautiful and precious.