Phoebe Collings-James is Mud belly and Mud belly is the gut of her ceramics practice and research which is described as "a transformative, yard art sculpture space for my tender, haptic objects. Wheel-thrown functional vessels exist alongside hand built techniques, all interwoven with my sound work as I continue to study the form"
Phoebe's first encounter with ceramics was in 2014 during the Nuove artist residency in Italy where she was immediately struck by the intensely transformative quality of ceramics and the haptic communication it encourages. Phoebe continued to study wheel thrown and hand built techniques while living in Brooklyn, enveloping ceramic forms into her performance work, installations and domestic objects. Phoebe has since moved home to East London, to continue her ceramics journey in the neighbourhood she grew up in.
We are proud to be stocking MudBelly exclusively in our Chiltern Street store, where Phoebe has created a bespoke series for Ssōne .