Two Spirits in a Bowl

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

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Organic Ceramic Forms 

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 

Create to Commemorate

 

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.

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Tests for create to commemorate exhibition

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

Even More Glaze Tests!

The final set of porcelain glaze tests for my current project: including my matt white glaze, runny pearl glaze, glass frit tests and some ceramic waste tests. Overall I am very pleased with the outcomes. My next task is to design the necklace body and think about how I am going to build the final form for the upcoming Create to Commemorate Exhibition with The Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro.  Continue reading Even More Glaze Tests!

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