15th November 2017

Small scale experiments;

  1. Hand making cactus – make several to see if they can be made to an appropriate standard, rather than casting them
  2. Small scale – as above but seeing what qualities emerge from smaller scale modelling
  3. Mould breaking casts (“inherited kinstugi”) – kintsugi inspired process where the mould is broken and reassembled, then used to slip cast (mug, cactus), rather than traditional kintsugi method of the form baring the actual breaks.  Instead the cast forms ‘inherit’ the cracks from the parent mould, as a motif, rather than an actual breakage. Each cast may further degrade as the cracks in the mould degrades over time.
  4. Exploring colour – using coloured glazes to explore qualities of finish and apply colour… unsure about the potency of the colour as if applied via glaze.  I’ll then photograph these (little yellow cacti) on various coloured backgrounds (deep red, fuchsia pink, lime green).

 

Currently all 4 experiments are in the kiln, will analyse results next week.

 

Author: cafedelmartin

I am a London-based ceramic artist, maker and educator. My work explores haptics, fun, surprise, and challenging tactile experiences typically associated with the medium of clay. Currently, I am also completing a Masters Degree at University of the Arts, London (MA Designer Maker, UAL Camberwell).

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