Irina Razomovskaya’s work is an ode to the behaviour and vocabulary of clay in all its glorious phases – from earthy, raw substance to fragile fired shard. For her, clay speaks to both an infinite set of possibilities and universal truths. Though what seems to push her practice ever-forward is the intangible, or indefinite line between control and surrender; the moment when the material asserts its agency over her rigidly conceived geometries and strict silhouettes. As she says, “I don’t search for an end meaning, or a linear narrative. I like things that fall in-between, that cannot always be explained.”
Libby Sellers, design writer, curator and consultant.