1. Agar

Aimee Lax graduated with a BA (Hons) in Ceramics from Bath Spa University in 1999 then gained a masters from the Royal College of Art in the Ceramics & Glass department from 2003-05

Her work explores themes of attraction/repulsion, recently focusing on fictional and non-fictional, viruses, bacteria, plant forms, fungi and small unseen animals. Within these pieces she often combines porcelain, used for its symbolism, purity, fragility and strength, with contrasting materials such as silicone rubber, metal, ready-made objects, other clays and glass. Alongside her practice Lax is a visiting lecturer at Bath Spa University, works as a tutor for advanced/intermediate Ceramics, Stroud College, and delivers school ceramics workshops at the V&A, London.

Lax has exhibited work extensively across the UK, has been selected for the Awards exhibition at the British Ceramics Biennial in 2009 & 2013 and has work in the V&A Collection in London. Currently her work can be seen in Invisible You: The Human Microbiome at the Eden Project, Cornwall.

image: ‘Agar’ 2013