Technique and materials: Hand altering, aged stoneware, shellac, salt, ink made of organic materials

Dimensions: D 250mm H 300 mm each

The ceramic raw materials, as they appear in their natural form, undergo processes of crumbing and crushing, so that they can be easily mixed with the liquids to create plastic materials or casting slurry. The traditional methods for preparing ceramic materials included long weathering in the open air or aging to improve the properties of the material. Stoneware slip casting material which was undergoing an aging process dried out. Through manual altering of the block of dried material, I followed the layered structure of the dry casting material and its separation lines. After the fire, the object was soaked in a suspension containing ink made of organic materials, to restore the moisture that was lost due to the lack of attention.