Fireworks Clay Studios /
Stiwdios Glai Firework© 2008 - 2018

Graduate Residencies






Becky Adams

John Blackwell

Lowri Davies

Natalia Dias

Diane Horne

Jin Eui Kim

Lisa Krigel

Frankie Locke

Louise Hall

Kate Haywood

Natasha Mayo

Sara Moorhouse

Zoe Preece

Matthew Thompson

Caroline Taylor

Paul Wearing

Gemma Wilde


Graduate Residents

Chrisoula Konstantakou
Spencer Penn



FIREWORKS CLAY STUDIOS Caroline Taylor My work explores the contradictory roles of animals and their relationship to humans, which exist in our society. I work with objects from a domestic landscape, taking familiar items with a known function and presenting them in new and surprising ways. The classic forms are made using industrial processes and the pieces suggest a functionalism which is subverted by their configuration. I create pieces which highlight our desire to produce food ever more cheaply. I make reference to the advertising hype of the food industry, which promotes low cost as a primary motive to purchasing products. The imagery for the work is influenced by supermarket advertising leaflets that are posted through our letterboxes. The images are constructed from cheap mass-produced leaflets, depicting disjointed, floating, low-cost food. This imagery is layered with the familiar silhouettes from childhood books.