David William Sampson - 58e

Location: Sudbury, Derbyshire / Genre: Ceramics, Sculpture, Children, Clay

Artist Statement

Often in ceramics; cracks, pin-holed glazing, mixing of clay and patchy slips are seen as defects, but I have created a body of work that enhances and celebrates these, each is still beautiful and valid in its own right. They have been made imperfectly-perfect with confident construction and finishes applied. Some will see the children and have an instant parental instinct, then look closer to see that they are decapitated, broken faced or damaged and it leaves people unknowing how to feel; this conjuring of mixture of emotions and it is that very element that evokes intrigue and conversations! Some people are unsure if to be scared, hate or if to love them even more. They are all intriguing little characters that are all individual and hold their own temperament, from princes to clowns and apomorphic elements creeping in, these children just want to play, be loved and adopted into a new family.  


“We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” ― Sam Keen

Venue Information

Main Street
Sudbury Courtyard
Sudbury, Derbyshire

The courtyard is next to Sudbury Hall, National trust and opposite the Vernon Arms pub. There is plenty of parking available and there is access for disabled.

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