Drukker is a professor of Theoretical Physics based at Kings College London. He creates unusual vessels or pots in clay as a means to communicate his research to a wider audience.
I started working with clay myself towards the end of my PhD in California, and I have sustained a practice since. Originally it was a way to focus on something tangible and down to Earth; a counterpoint to the abstract activities of research. Recently I have felt compelled to combine my two passions.
In 2017 Drukker first showed his symbolic pots in a show called Quantum Ceramics, which was Knight Webb Galleries first sell out exhibition.
“As I started transcribing my calculations on clay, I realised that the process itself was not a mere reflection of my research, but was influencing it. I revisited old notes and learned new things from reexamining them. I also spent a lot of time trying to find ways to distill my work into a form that is visually compelling.
The science may be an enigma to a lay audience, however the symbols and figures are beautifully illustrative incorporating imaginative pictorial diagrams to explain Drukkers ideas.