Balanced Spirit

I am having fun making these little spirits and experimenting with clay additions. This little spirit and his stand are made out of recycled porcelain and red earthenware clay.  Continue reading Balanced Spirit

Advertisements

Dissertation research: A ceramic waste bowl

An eco-friendly ceramic experiment: wedging the remains of ready-fired ceramic waste into red earthenware to create a ceramic pinch-pot. This process has allowed me to recycle waste into a functional object.  Using a low-firing clay means that less energy has been used in the production of this bowl than if I were to use other clays, such as porcelain.  Continue reading Dissertation research: A ceramic waste bowl

Dissertation research: reclaimed clay

Within the past few weeks I have been learning how to reclaim waste clay. I have been making pinch pots with the results and combining the clay bodies with handmade frit and waste porcelain slip. I am pleased to confirm they have survived their bisque firing and are now ready to be glazed.  Continue reading Dissertation research: reclaimed clay

Soup Plate

Seed Plate

Seed Plate [Texture]

 

Soup Plate’

Unglazed ceramic earthenware

Experimenting with clay inclusions that burn out during the kiln firing. Soup plate has mixed soup ingredients (including lentils, rice, peas and barley) folded into the clay which I then rolled into a plaster mould.