Saffron Summerfield is a multimedia practitioner currently working in the medium of ceramics. She received a First-class Honours BA in Contemporary Arts Practice from Bath School of Art (2020). Since completing her BA, she has embarked on two residencies at the Guldagergaard international ceramics research centre, Denmark, during 2021 and 2022. Saffron’s work has also been shortlisted for the Artsthread / i-D Global Design Graduate show, and she is a previous winner of the Potclays Graduate Award (2020)
Her current practice is centred around ‘speculative futures’ investigating narratives surrounding ‘object histories’ through imagined world building, both dystopian and utopian. The sculptures themselves are an amalgamation of the familiar and unfamiliar. Once produced, my ceramic creations become petrified (an anticipation of our story told in rock), a vision or premonition serving as a message to a future beyond our knowledge. Inert objects in the environment; impermeable, persistent, permanent, outliving us to tell a story of our relationship with Earth.