On its ten year anniversary, The Blender Gallery is pleased to present a group show exhibition of contemporary ceramics artists, titled Shapes Of Stories. On account of the enormous range of creative experiment, free expression and development that ceramic art offers and the fact that there is a continuously growing trend and emphasis on what is handmade, on quality and not so much on mass and homogenized production, 15 contemporary ceramic artists are invited to create artworks that redefine the concept of ceramics and the use of materials, emphasizing how indelible it remains as an art form over the years, shaping our cultural heritage under the prism of a contemporary viewpoint. Janet Lines investigates the unknown, and the emotions this precarious state brings into being. Her sculptures explore the external and internal, both physically and metaphorically. Openings, the junction between space occupied and contained, are reminiscent of mouths, entrances to narrow passageways or cavernous interiors. Using metaphors of sticks, bundles and sacks, familiar objects in abstract form, these pieces articulate the fragile and vulnerable state of displacement and dis-belonging; of being confronted by the Unknown.