by Katy Alexander in New Art on Saturday 9 June 2012

When I was 13 years old, I bought my first piece of art: a small clay sculpture, by Cybele Rowe. A sculptor for thirty years now, Rowe describes her process as ‘form-fishing’, and works in clay, bronze, plastic, fibreglass and wood. Last year, at the Ceramic Annual of America, she exhibited a large sculpture, constructed inside the gallery, with a performance component by a musician and dancer. On completion, the sculpture was pulled apart, and the unfired clay reused. ‘Art is hyperventilating. You hold your breath, you work really hard, and it’s euphoric’.