Arrernte ceramicist, Alfred Lowe’s practice is concerned with contemporary ways of navigating and manifesting identity and culture. He makes hand-coiled clay forms that explore themes of Country and identity.
Working with buff raku trachyte clay, Lowe creates roughly textured forms, to which he has applied underglaze while wet to achieve a bright, flat finish. He uses a range of forms, colours and textures to create different contexts for the lines. His work explores how lines can have different impacts on different forms, a process comparable to how people use lines to define their lives – by establishing border lines, classifying bloodlines, drawing lines in the sand or crossing the line.