“Subtle” is the word that comes to mind when observing the respective works of Michelle Sirois Silver and Nicholas Lees.
“My designs imply the subject instead of stating it directly” says textile artist Sirois, while Lees shares: “I am intrigued in exploring the boundaries between shadows and light, in optical illusion and how to manifest these qualities in clay.”
Process and the mark of the hand are fundamental to their practices. In the physical activity of making of course but also as a channel for, and a mark of, the discipline and mental energy they imbue into the finish piece.
Our conversation explores the importance of process, the idea of being part of a continuum and how to nurture discipline without getting into a rut.