Verity is a ceramic artist creating works that explore mystery, trigger memories, generate atmosphere and evoke a sense of place. Verity’s sculptures are slab built and have monoprinted surfaces using coloured slips.
‘Sacrificial Stone Series’ centres on Verity’s research into Alfred Watkins, a Herefordian naturalist. Watkins’s photographs and maps fascinate Verity, and this series title came from one of these maps. Verity was intrigued by the place name ‘Sacrificial Stone’, which to her evokes a sense of the surreal, stone like, obscured and encaged. Using clay Verity has been exploring the images and feelings that she associates with these words.