Faye Munroe is a ceramic artist who creates sculptural forms that are observational responses to the tensions found within the natural and urban landscapes. Faye’s creative practice is an exploration of how different clays, when combined and manipulated, react to each other, not only in the building process but also as a result of being fired in the kiln. These factors, unique to each ceramic sculpture, determine the final shape and form.
Faye’s emphatic ceramic structures explore tension through experimenting with different slab-building techniques and the merging of different clay bodies to create unusual surface textures. Faye works extensively with a heavily grogged black clay, stained porcelains and stoneware.
Aspects of her cultural heritage inspire Faye’s ceramic sculptures as do the shapes found within the urban environment and research into nature and its ability to rip through the foundations of solid structures and buildings, exposing human vulnerability.
Faye is a graduate of the University of Hertfordshire, achieving a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Applied Arts in 2013. She also holds a Foundation Degree from the University of Bedfordshire in Contemporary 3D Craft. In 2013 whilst studying for her BA, Faye was commissioned by KPMG to create a 6ft ceramic sculpture for their foyer gallery at their Watford office.
Faye has shown her work twice at Art In Clay, the internationally acclaimed ceramics show that sits within the grounds of Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, and is currently stocked at Flux, a contemporary craft galley in Bristol that specialises in bespoke artworks.