Thursday, 29 November 2012

Rust Ideas


These are rough maquettes using both ceramic and thread, that have been inspired by rust.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Rust and Decay Inspiration

For my new project I am taking inspiration from patterns and colours that can be found from rust and decay. Im especially interested in the different textures, materials and compositions these old and decaying objects take on due to use and weathering.









Sunday, 20 May 2012

Friday, 18 May 2012

Porcelain



To get the contrast of the crisp white clay body and dark bold lines of the wire I decided to use porcelain. The copper has bleed through leaving a hazy pattern on the inside of the bowl. I would like to develop this technique further in the future.  

Glazed Rust Pieces


The Copper wire went even darker when mixed with the glaze. It also produced hazes of orange, purples and greens when it mixed with the glaze. 

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Work Inspired by rust




I have been experimenting with pressing metal into clay, trying to replicate patterns that rust create. Once biscuit fired, just like these pieces, it burns into the clay leaving this dark lines.  In the centre of each pattern I have pressed in textured paper to make it more interesting. It will be interesting to see what happens to the copper wire once glazed. 

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Museum Project Maquettes



My idea for the museum project was to add transfer pictures of Plymouth onto plain slip casted copies of the porcelain collection in the museum. 
These are some examples that I made using plates that I got from a charity shop. I manipulated my digital photographs so they were able to be transferred onto a screen to then screen printed. I printed onto transfer paper using a medium suitable for ceramics and a blue stain to get the colour. 
These are the finished pieces.