A common thread in the oeuvre of Claudia Caviezel is medium and materiality. Vitreo Brazil ceramics carry the mark of the artist quite literally as each piece is shaped and painted by Caviezel. Materiality – an object's medium, tactility and representative nature - is particularly important to the fundamental nature of ceramics where unlike other artistic mediums, clay is often discoverable in the ground beneath our feet. The title Vitreo Brazil relates to Portugal - the country where Caviezel began her hands-on exploration of ceramics, and the colours and shapes of the Amazon's lagoons, forests and jungles. Vitreo refers to the enamel layer Caviezel applies after the works have been fired. The medium and materiality of Vitreo Brazil is further explored through large-scale prints of the designs displayed in the exhibition. They are decorative, but also act as work-in-progress to gauge the potential of the designs as interior fabrics and wallpaper.