As part of the ‘form’ workshop we created marquettes using clay.
For my samples I experimented pressing textures into the clay and piercing holes through it to mimic the holes in my chosen ovject(grater).
From these sample tiles I decided to make vessels using the same technique of pressing textures into the clay to imitate the grater texture.
When I saw the mini collection of vessels I realised that a bigger collection would look better, so I moved forward by creating bigger vessels of different shapes.
I was inspired by the work of ceramicist Frances Lambe. She created vessels and used a needle to poke hundreds of intricate dots into the clay which created a pierced effect.
I wanted to recreate a vessel like this with the texture of my grater, so I used a straw to poke holes through the clay. I had to use newspaper to support my vessel and achieve a spherical shape.
I think this one looks quite strange because it’s covered in holes.
I really enjoyed this workshop because I liked working with the clay and being able to create interesting objects.