OBJECTS OF VIRTUE is the ceramic studio of Australian artist David Suckling.
David SUCKLING is fascinated by the interpretation of natural forms throughout the history of art and architecture, and aim to interpret his own familiar environment within this tradition. In his travels outside of Australia David studied the patterns on ritual objects of early cultures as well as the sophisticated surfaces of European architecture. All bear signature marks of their makers and designers.
David wanted to apply this type of action to his own objects, combining evidence of human interpretation with repetitive action. Hours spent kayaking the estuaries of the south coast of NSW, exploring the intertidal zones of mangroves and oyster beds, allow David to observe and consider ways of expressing the affinity he feels with this place. The physical immersion in the textures of these zones is translated through the physicality of hand building, and the motifs retain the evidence of his hands and fingers.