Jessamy Edward’s work is a response to her own personal life experiences, childhood, relationships and memories. By hand building ceramic creatures, she aims to use the animal forms in her sculpture as a morally neutral and recognisable vehicle to explore familiar complex human emotion, events and issues that we as a society, and as individuals, often hide away from.
By giving physical form to the intangible, and using ceramic sculpture to give the formless a unique and personal form, Jessamy intends to give physical life to elements of human living that usually remain hidden and ignored, posing the question is something real if it cannot touch you? What is more important, the things you touch, or the things that touch you? Believing that the evidence of truth and reality lies in how much something can touch you, can change you.