British Ceramics Biennial, Stoke-on-Trent, 2023
Griffiths was selected as one of ten artists to produce new work for AWARD, the headline exhibition at the British Ceramics Biennial.
Her installation OUTAGE imagines a future landscape in which remnants of the nuclear power industry have been dredged from the North Sea.
In OUTAGE, fragmentary industrial forms lie encrusted with natural and toxic sediments. Molluscs cling to surfaces, and liquids settle into grooves and recesses. Slab built forms sit alongside extruded cables and fragile casts taken from the Suffolk shoreline, whilst the use of sculptural glazes and multiple firings create rich and tactile surfaces.
Griffiths began to develop OUTAGE on a residency at The Red House in Aldeburgh, Suffolk. There, she explored the megastructure of Sizewell B nuclear power station. Her reflections on its current and future impact on the delicate coastal environment offered inspiration for this new body of work.