Watch our new short film | Fernando Casasempere: On Clay

“I wanted to find a new vocabulary with clay, and now after almost 30 years of my career, I feel I’ve found a way to stretch the limit of the medium in a way that makes it speak.”

Artist Fernando Casasempere discussing his work in our new short film, On Clay.

Casasempere’s work questions the relationship between making and the environment, by exploring the way in which the earth’s landscapes have changed as a result of humans’ extraction of natural resources.

His use of clay is connected to a deep-rooted fascination with the geology of his native Chile; Casasempere explores the medium’s possibilities by regularly making his own bespoke mixes, repurposing and recycling materials from industrial processes that would have otherwise gone to waste.

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