During the past three decades Kaz Davis has worked in a range of media including photography, drawing, sculpture and mixed media installations. For the past six years she has used porcelain and stoneware clay to make sculptural and functional objects.
A thread that runs through her practice is a focus on surface texture starting with her use of patinated bronze and copper. A recent part of her research process includes capturing images of surfaces that are worn, weathered, decaying or simply maturing with time. These reference points inform the layered surfaces of muted colour and texture on the recent stoneware pieces that Kaz has developed.
The meditative aspect of the labour intensive and repetitive making processes that she engages in is revealed in the sense of quietude conveyed by the forms and surfaces that she creates.