My large ceramic figures often explore power and status and their material signifiers. I mix this with my interest in traditional moral based stories, such as fairytales and religious stories, that use motifs to “guide" and constrain women. Hair, in particular golden hair, is a regular trope for both virtue and vanity. Female hair is also subject to contemporary and historical religious and political male led doctrine. A someone with long, but not golden hair, I am also an admirer and inadvertent collector of the humble hair clip!