Lorna Phillips’ research-based practice excavates traces of material culture and social history by journeying into the biographies of the land. Acts of collecting and re-distributing are led by an urge to discover the artist’s new place of residence, the North Estonian Coast. The material of clay provides the path into the landscape and what it holds. Understandings of environmental responsibility, migration, ancestral inheritance, and the role of women as craftworkers within society are raised through the exploration of the stories embedded in the earth.
Lorna Phillips has exhibited in several group and solo exhibitions in Tallinn (Vent Space Gallery, ISFAG and Raja Gallery), and formed collaborative projects such as making, sourcing and wood-firing 350 bricks from local Galloway clay.