Seemingly too delicate to be positioned outside, ceramicist Diana Roles harnesses the fragility of nature through her lightly abstracted studies in stoneware. Working from observations of ‘changing harmonies’, Roles creates pieces that reflect the rhythms of nature throughout the seasons. From the fresh vivacity of spring, to the dying muted tones of autumn, and withered forms of winter, Roles’ work could easily be mistaken for curling foliage or even twisted paper forms.
Nestled in the Woodland Garden, Roles’ taller pieces mirror the ripples of Standon Stream below, capturing the light dancing on the surface as it creeps along the valley. Meanwhile, her smaller forms gently rest amongst the lush grasses - finding peace at the base of the mighty trees that inhabit the woodland.