Isis is attracted to the infinite potential of clay to hold memory, and express different ideas through materiality, process and form. She is fascinated by the power of ceramics to provide documentation of everyday life, events and ideas, which can be shared in their time, through gift, exchange or exhibition, as well as into the future as inherited/heritage objects or found archaeological objects.
Her first contact with clay was as a medical student, seeking a creative outlet. Getting back to clay a few years ago, she explored surface and shape in functional forms. Although she experimented with non-functional work, she realised that to take this further, and push the critical boundaries of her practice, she needed an immersive, structured environment, and so enrolled in the BA Ceramic Design program at Central St Martins, in London.
Through the creative process, her work has developed to explore and document historical and contemporary social themes primarily relating to the Black African diaspora. It is heavily research-based, often bringing to light marginalised or overlooked narratives.
She is a member of the Pollen Collective of artists (https://www.pollen-collective.co.uk/), and is currently studying for an MA in Ceramics and Glass at the Royal College of Art.
2019-2021 BA (Hons) Ceramic Design (First Class)
BA final year awards/nominations:
WantedDesign Online International Schools Show -winner, Social Impact Award
WantedDesign Online International Schools Show - Emerging Designer Showcase)
Nominated MullenLowe NOVA award
Shortlisted Artsthread Global Design Graduate Show 2021
October 2021 Pollen Collective 'Circle' 44 Great Russel Street, London
July 2021 Unmute @ Bargehouse, Oxo Tower, London
May-June 2021 Pollen Collective 'Here, I made this: dialogues of distance', One Paved Court, Richmond upon Thames
July 2020 2nd year BA Ceramic Design 'Absence;Presence' National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas