Moya Tosh

My bark sculptures are inspired by the Silver Birch tree and reflect the distortions caused by ageing on its pure white surface - as the outer layers peel away its texture becomes gnarled and broken. These forms are hand-built by pulling and stretching porcelain clay until it wrinkles and cracks. I use black slip to emphasise the fissured, pitted exterior and metallic glaze to highlight its dark interior.