Amber Zuber seeks a dynamic and collaborative relationship with clay. Working abstractly and directly with the material in different stages of plasticity, her work is process oriented and expressive. Less about form than gesture, she explores the tactile and emotional qualities of the material and the act of making. The hand of the maker is wholly evident, even aggressively obvious, as her fingers are the primary tools of her intervention. Time, movement, the inherent simplicity of the material and existence are marked.
Zuber has previously been an Artist-in-Residence at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto and winner of the Gardiner Museum Award. She will complete her MA in Ceramics at the Royal College of Art in July 2017. She also has a BA in History from McMaster University and studied Ceramics at Sheridan College, School of Crafts & Design.
Featured image: Amber Zuber, Form 2: Entropy, 2017, reduction fired earthenware and wire, 36 x 25 x 20cm (14.2 x 9.8 x 7.9in.), photography courtesy Sylvain Deleu