An ongoing material research examining the inherent relationship between clay and metal and the unexpected possibilities it holds. Reversing the separate manmade state of these materials to their found connection.
Clay and metal minerals are both components of stone. As metals corrode, they return to their original natural states, meanwhile ceramics, when fired, sinter and return to stone. Though this composition and decomposition takes several years, they remain in ceaseless motion.
By implementing natural geological processes (such as corrosion, oxidation and sintering) in a deliberate manner, these tiles combine metal and clay in various techniques, allowing the use of discarded metal in the ceramic process and combining metal into ceramics, using their conductive attribute.
‘Terra Alchemy’ will be on show during MaterialDistrict Utrecht 2023
8,9 & 10 March, 2023