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Claire Maloney


“Noticings” is a body of work that focuses on self-help for the mental wellbeing of the maker, whilst raising awareness of the benefits of these practices to the viewer. The daily ritual of spending time outside and focusing, or noticing, what is happening in your immediate environment is an exercise in mindfulness and being in the present, whilst the inherent joy in making with your hands and the state of “flow” that making induces are both proven to benefit our mental wellbeing. “Noticings” have been hand sculpted in porcelain – a material that represents the strength and fragility of our mental wellbeing. The Tree Peony has been selected as the subject for this collection for the evanescence of its flamboyant flowers, but year-round interest of the plant as a whole.