Phoebe Collings-James is a London-based artist who works across sculpture, video, sound and performance. Her works function as what she calls “emotional detritus”; they speak of knowledge of feelings, the debris of violence, language and desire which are inherent to living and surviving within hostile environments. Her recent work has been dealing with the object as subject, giving life and tension to ceramic forms.
Through her project Mudbelly Ceramics, Collings-James explores her practice and research in ceramics using both wheel-thrown and hand-built techniques. As Ceramics Fellow at Camden Arts Centre, she will continue her study of ceramic form through an engagement with tenderness, eroticism and the haptic nature of clay. The residency will feature contributions to the public program and a solo exhibition in autumn 2021.