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"When I studied the ceramics in the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, I was struck by how similar the decoration on the pots from Vanuatu was to that on pots from Nigeria. I saw how cultures from around the globe had always used similar patterns, proving the connection and universality of our human experience. The vessel form, too, is essential to people all over the world, and central to my own work. It echoes the human body, the vessel that contains our own humanity. In this way, my pots are anthropomorphic – I often refer to the pieces as people, or as children."

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