Ta'Yali's work is a response to the potential of materials and techniques in both textiles and ceramics.

An object consisting of ceramic at the bottom and textile at the top against a white background.

Ceramics balance the weave construction planning with actual physical making.

In ceramics I shape through manipulation with my hands – direct. Whereas in weaving I shape through construction, abstraction of movement, theory of interlacement. The texture of material is entirely different.

Ceramics are material based just like textiles. And hugely concerned with surface , which allows for connecting the two, applying sensitivity and observations from one to the other. This is the starting point for all of my projects in ceramics.

I work from within the ceramic process with a textile lens.

An vessel with the upper half marbled in lightblue, black and ochre, against the background of a workshop.