Materials and techniques
Materials: Audrey Blackman porcelain, Japanese silk thread with a steal core, Cornelisen’s pure gold 24ct leaf.
Techniques: Porcelain loops are thrown, from the hump, on a potter’s wheel. Edges are defined using a copper profile tool. The resulting loops are cut, pulled and stretched into rod forms. This manipulation results in the formation of fluid and crisp struts, which when fired (1280°C), are bound together in a grid like structure. The silk textile which binds the porcelain sections together has an underlying steel core which gives strength and flexibility to the structure when assembling. Within the form hangs a gilded porcelain element which has been modelled and carved from the same porcelain struts to create a rounded, smooth profile.
height (body): 30cm
width (body): 32cm
depth (body): 28cm
'Visual Language' in Ceramic Review, Issue 287, September/October 2017
Purchase supported by Art Fund.