In Wilks recent work the project Bottle River “Vessels” (2015) comprised of around 1,500 individual ceramic pieces which meander like a river through the exhibition space. The Mass produced plastic bottles are potentially a toxic byproduct of the petro chemical industry, but contained the essential element of life "water". Here they are transformed by the artist into fine ceramic vessels. Each vessel made by hand giving each piece it's own character. A monumental work at first sight but after closer inspection the viewer becomes aware of the uniqueness of each bottle.