UK-based ceramicist Amber Zuber’s work focuses on notions of nostalgia and memory, both experienced and imagined. Her work is an examination of the individual self and each person’s separate attachments. Each individual phone in this installation boasts a flaw, a damaged piece that can be spotted by the viewer upon closer examination. Here, Zuber presents a commentary on the breadth of communication and individual challenges and successes experienced by each person.
Expressing meaning through making and material is a hallmark of contemporary craft artists, and Zuber’s work exemplifies this legacy. She is highly conscious of the historical, current and cultural meaning of ceramics as well as the aesthetic implications of the work she makes. Her engagement with the material is borne out of research, fluency, and intention.
Zuber’s work has been exhibited at the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art (Toronto) and the Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), as well as in numerous galleries in Berlin, London UK, and Denmark.