Imogen Charleston



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Artist Statement
Growing up on the Dorset coast with a very creative family, Imogen was encouraged to draw, sculpt clay and play musical instruments from an early age. After leaving school she studied art, then electronics, returning to art to complete a BA Applied Art & Design in 2012. Imogen’s primary material is clay. She founded Moon Studio Ceramics in 2015 and teaches at her studio in Christchurch. She is co-founder and puppeteer with The Paper Cinema who have toured their live animation shows internationally since 2004.
Imogen creates reactive installation work which incorporates decals, movement and light to produce narrative. Slip cast porcelain produces delicately refined forms. The inclusion of materials and use of coloured slips create patterns in the clay body. Imogen utilises a minimal colour palette, using a combination of oxides, glazes and lustres to create contrasting textures. These aesthetics are also used to produce smaller wearable
pieces and tealight bowls.