3 1/4" x 2 3/4" x 3 1/2" each with base & without handle
4 1/8" x 2 3/4" x 3 1/2" each with base & with handle
8 3/4" x 3 1/8" x 1 1/8" acrylic tray
2017 - 2018
29" x 9" x 24"
Porcelain, Beading Glaze, Polyester String
Keeping my interest in malleable ceramics, and the downsizing of my studio space, I started working smaller by replacing the human body as my architectural backbone. There is a duality made present when inserting the body into a ceramic garment: the wearer manipulates the shirt, but the wearer is also manipulated by it. The rigidity of the clay is still present, but it is also pliable to the framework of the body.
There is also a great play on a traditional theory of functional ceramic work. The vessel is created with the intention of human interaction, for use and functionality. This garment essentially holds both of those qualities, but the actuality of a ceramic garment is completely obscure. The reality of wearing it in the everyday is ridiculous. It is heavy, restrictive, fragile, & utterly dysfunctional.
Photo Credit: Amber Johnston
Tessellating Tile Fabric, Stars
2" - 6" x 24" x 25'
Digital Prototype Rendered in Rhino, CNC Milled Pink Foam Prototypes & Slip Casted
Δ6 Porcelain, Δ10 St. John's Black Fired to Δ6, Latex White Paint, Neon Green Spray Paint, Galvanized Steel Cable, Polyester Rope, Nails