Aphra O’Connor is a British artist who navigates her neurodiversity through her ceramic sculpture. She graduated from the Royal College of Art with a Masters degree in Ceramics and Glass in 2019 and from Wimbledon College of Art in 2014 with a BA in Sculpture.
Aphra allows audiences into her daily life through her installations, reflecting on how she interacts with the world after her diagnosis of ADHD.
The sculptures are moments in time, and the objects she collects to dissect, reflect what she sees and what she physically feels around her, capturing a snapshot of living with ADHD. The objects then undergo a metamorphosis, mutating from everyday form into abstracted ceramic collage.
She discovers textures in objects and casts them in plaster to create a unique visual library of sculptural design. She reanimates these forms by cutting, modifying and collaging moulded sections into new clay sculptures and in doing so she imitates and reshapes her everyday life, whilst challenging the way audiences understand a neurodiverse mind.