Pattie Beerens (Australia)
Standing on the ground, breathing the air, and living by water and food supplied by the earth, we are nevertheless in a technological age of rapid exchanges of virtual values. Pattie Beerens (born 1962) focuses on the relationship between humans and the earth and interpersonal interaction. She collects clay and combines it with cotton threads and other natural materials, colours the works with the colours from plants and foods, which change over time, without using any glaze, and returns them to the earth after exhibitions to continue the cycle of nature.
Yasunaga Masaomi (Japan)
Lives and works in Iga-Shi, Mie Prefecture, Japan. Graduated from the Department of Environmental Design of Osaka Sangyo University, Yasunaga Masaomi (born 1982) studied ceramics under the Japanese ceramicist Hoshino Satoru.
Yasunaga works with a combination of feldspar, lime and other materials, examining the effects of using natural materials. Due to the glaze he used as his primary materials, his works melted and collapsed during the firing process, but the artist used other supporting materials to preserve their basic shapes.