An experiential approach to the rising and falling of the landscape around Strangford Lough. The hills in this part of Co Down are so unique. Fast downhills and difficult uphills give you different perspective of landscape views and hedgerow life and an appreciation for Strangford and its natural flora and fauna.


Measurements: H31cm X W30cm. Material: stoneware, glaze.

SKU: TJC10 Category:

Artist Bio

Tracey Johnston is a ceramic artist with an interest in landscape and an anthropological approach to research. She seeks to make work that reflects the Ulster coastline and our emotional need to walk its shores and swim its waters. In her most recent works, sometimes thrown from local clay, she respond to sites on the west coast of Strangford Lough. The pandemic has brought her to join a community of local wild swimmers. Swimming with these women has given Tracey an insight into the importance of these liminal spaces, between earth and water, in shaping our notions of place and belonging. Interactions with the other swimmers has fuelled and inspired her to produce a body of work which speaks of life, nature, mental health and survival.