'Organic Modular Construction' - Slipcast handcarved and glazebonded bone china.
Materials:- Bone china, sterling silver (wire support) and concrete (base).
Dimensions:- Various – w21 x d8 x h20cm
Inspiration for a work often comes to me via a dream, where upon waking I make a frantic sketch to capture the essence of what I had seen. This particular structure seemed to flow from my observations and meditations on the ‘architecture of the natural world’.
Photographs detailing various stages of making the ‘Organic Modular Construction’. Click on each image for a brief description.
Clockwise from top left: Slip-casting, releasing from moulds, carving and packed in kiln.
Glaze bonding. Clockwise from top left: Applying a small bead of glaze at each point of contact to create a joint, close-up of glazed joints, kilnbrick support to hold work whilst firing and completed structure after firing.
Studio workbench during the making of 'Organic Modular Construction'.
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