Since graduating ten years ago with a degree in ceramics Chris Hurford has shown her work throughout the country.
Projects respond to place and time, linking ancient places, customs and beliefs with contemporary thinking. She looks at lives ignored or disregarded by others, bringing them to greater prominence, often using insects and other small and overlooked creatures and organisms as a means of conveying these deeper feelings.
Installations have been set up in interesting and unusual places such as old jails, swimming pools, hillsides, Roman forts and recently in Greystoke Church, Carlisle Cathedral and Wray Castle NT Windermere.
The work is often made in fine white bone china or porcelain but sometimes other materials are used especially plaster, wood and unfired raw clay.