Greg Payce’s ceramics stem from his obsession with ceramics form and decoration and pottery’s primal relationship to human form.
Payce began using the profiles of his vases (placed in rows beside each other) to produce illusory images in the negative spaces between them. He began with ideas from historical sources (such as Italian albarelli, pre -revolutionary Sêvres garnitures, and Miessen figurines). His ceramics evolved into larger-scale and more complex works in terms of profile and image. Serial and narrative ideas began animating forms and images.
These ideas led to further works using other media to produce lenticular images, video, and large-scale turned -metal remediations of his ceramics.