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

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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

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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Glass and Ceramic Pendant

As part of my research into both environmentally sustainable craft and martial associations, I created this test ceramic pendant. The pendant is made from reclaimed porcelain, recycled glass and crushed ceramic waste. The piece was only fired once in an attempt to consume as little energy as possible during this stage of construction.

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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: 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