Properties & Qualities
3D, Smooth, Textured / tactile
Date of creation
Culture & Context
By exploring the traditional method of pit firing I reflect on the connection between body and land. The clay returns to the earth where it came from and is entrusted into the unpredictable nature of the firing. I am strongly inspired by memory and place, this process allows me to reflect on the body revisiting place and reliving trauma.
Process & Production
Organic material such as banana skin and seaweed are added to the firing to explore different markings and colourings. The fire is lit and slowly smoulders, leaving dark markings on the pottery from the smoke. The pottery can smash due to thermal shock caused by rapid heating or cooling, by practicing on a smaller scale using a tin barrel I can test and refine my handbuilding process so the pottery is more durable and make adjustment to the firing in preparation for a larger pit firing.
Float stitch sample #1
Knitting – Texture – Ornamentation
Screen Printing on Fabric with Exposed Screens
CNC Milling on Wood
Connecting traditional techniques with digital tools.
2004 Athens Olympics
Visual fibre composites #23
Material sample from study exploring the aesthetic potentials with textile / plastic composites
Black Coated Copper Wire
Machine knitted copper wire. Manipulated to make forms
Yarn winding sample #2.5
Play with material, colours and yarns
What I had in mind & Underwater world
Grisailles painted on Soda-rich glass