My ceramic practise is driven by my fascination of the minerals and clays underneath, the layers of the earth and how we uncover them. Echoing my local landscape and using raw volcanic clays from nearby properties here on Tamborine Mountain, Australia, I look to geological metamorphosis and histories when developing my concepts.
Contrast has always been an important element in my surfaces and I tend to rely on organic textures rather than glazes. I like to investigate transformation of ceramic materials; this extends upon my passion for exploiting porcelain's possibilities and boundaries. Each vessel I make captures pockets of raw stoneware, colour, rocks and minerals within a pattern inlay.
Larissa designs and creates distinctive artwork and small batch cup collections from her home studio; a reclaimed underground bunker, located in the Gold Coast hinterland on Tamborine Mountain. She has been an Art and Media teacher for 18 years and in 2019 made the decision to concentrate on her art full time.