Precious is a new window installation for Objectspace by Bay Of Plenty-based ceramic artist John Roy. Precious comprises of two opposing figures of similar stance and proportions that appear to be whispering to one another. Perhaps questioning the respective values, condition and age of these similar yet differing works, the viewer is immediately drawn to the most singular difference between these two objects: One figure is finished in the punctured surface treatment and off-white matte glazing that Roy is known for, while the other figure is treated to a new and shiny golden veneer.




John Roy graduated from Wanganui Polytechnic in 1997 and has been exhibited nationwide, featuring in numerous awards, group and solo exhibitions. He is represented in Auckland by Masterworks Gallery.

John Roy, precious, 2008.