Combining the practice of traditional porcelain ceramics with mixed media illustrations, Tracy Dickason’s forms illustrate the cohesion of nature. By focussing on the natural process of hand building, Tracy’s organic forms offer audiences a sensory and tactile outlet. Her process involves finely crafting cylinders of porcelain and then thumping the base of the vessel onto her work desk to illustrate gravity and weight, and in turn grounding the forms. Each of her vessels are unique and individualised through this process, showing curves and waves similar to a tree searching for light or a root probing for water. Finding the sensory experience of working with clay both therapeutic and liberating, Tracy has evolved to incorporate various textures and materials to take the viewer on a visual and sensory journey. In her ‘Threaded Vessel’ series, Tracy gently weaves a fine fibre through a piercing in the navel of her porcelain works. The fibres give her forms distinct attitudes and personalities. Here is an artist who breathes life into her ceramic forms. “Through this raw communication my hope is to connect with the world in an honest and authentic way and hopefully encourage others to connect and communicate with each other. “ – Tracy Dickason Tracy has shown in galleries all across Australia, and has exhibited in various solo and group shows.