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Mercedes Workman’s work is a response to her overactive mind; she works both fast and determinedly. Reoccurring themes include relationships and interactions, perceptions, judgements, idiosyncrasies and cliches, particularly around womanhood, motherhood and identity. Her practice centres around her passion for ceramics combined with drawing from life and illustrative work expressed in vigorous brush work and mark making. ‘I hope to create something familiar and comforting, with an energy that’s easy to live with,’ says the artist who enjoys taking on domestic commissions. She recently had a solo exhibition ‘ABC of Me’ at TKE Studios, where she is also a Studio Holder. Mercedes Workman lives and works in Margate, Kent.



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