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
I am continuing my research into environmentally sustainable ceramics (this is the topic of my dissertation) and looking into how I, as a studio ceramic artist, can make my practise more eco-friendly. These little spirits are made from recycled porcelain a wood ash glaze. The bowl incorporates recycled glass, fired at a low temperature to Continue reading Two Spirits in a Bowl
I am currently looking into ways that my sculptures can incorporate plants, creating a figure that brings nature into the domestic setting. These little hand painted back-packs are the current solution, although I am thinking I will have to scale up the spirits so they can carry more plants!
So it is final major time on my degree and I am thinking of display ideas. I am leaning towards groups of spirits as they seem rather sociable creatures and they look too cute huddled together. Below you can see the results of my lost wax glass casting, the little head bowls are made from 100% recycled glass. Continue reading Huddles of Spirits
These little creatures are made from recycled terracotta and porcelain slip. They still have a few stages left before they are finished, including a glaze firing. I enjoyed the making process behind hand-building these little guys, they remind me of little spirits or guardians. Continue reading Organic Ceramic Forms
Photographs of Remains Necklace exhibited in the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro during their Create to Commemorate exhibiton. Remains Necklace is made from reclaimed porcelain and recycled waste ceramics, transforming unwanted objects into jewellery pieces. The necklace has been decorated with gold luster, playing with the idea of material value.
Currently I am in the process of testing how my glazes will react to shards of ready fired ceramics. These ceramics remains were sourced from a mug found in a discard pile at a charity shop, I have since then crushed it into ceramic waste. These tests will go towards my minor projects and hopefully be part of the piece I am exhibiting with The Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro. Continue reading Tests for create to commemorate exhibition