Regularly Irregular

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The Regularly Irregular vessels form part of a collection of ceramic objects that also include lamp shades and bowls. The project focussed on achieving unique results using standardised methods of production.

Traditionally the slip casting process uses plaster moulds to produce large quantities of identical products. I developed a method that combines the techniques of press moulding and slip casting by pressing lumps of coloured clay into the plaster moulds, prior to the liquid slip being introduced. This simple manipulation of the slip casting process yields a unique outcome every time.

The external surfaces of each object are distinctly decorated with random arrangements of coloured clay, whilst the internal surfaces bare the mark of the maker. Both surfaces are of equal importance.

 

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