“As a maker, you are either a squidgy person or a straight-lines person,” says Spragg. “I am definitely a squidgy person; this is one of the reasons I work in clay.” Spragg conjures clay installations and animations that are meant to tell curious stories. In her latest, Spragg has created tufts of grass in porcelain, making each delicate blade by hand and attaching them to a base; for some works dioramas of plant life are enclosed in wooden viewing boxes made by her partner Geoffrey Hagger. One such work was recently acquired by London’s Victoria & Albert Museum.
“I see my work as three-dimensional drawings in clay,” Spragg explains. Part of the three-person artist group Collective Matter, Spragg and her cohort are currently working on a Tate Exchange project, which will culminate with a workshop on March 10th, allowing visitors to the fifth floor of the Switch House to work with clay.
The CALL FOR ARTISTS for the 4th edition of the Young Masters Art Prize is open until 31 March 2017.
Apply here: https://young-masters.co.uk/