Porcelain Erratics

Born of the idea that in order for digitally produced work to have a sense of anima, a close reciprocal kinship must be formed with the machine, whereby the voice of the machine is allowed to affect the intention of the design. 

The series hybidises the contemporary craft of ceramic printing with the more traditional crafts of slip casting and slip trailing by programming the extruder to ‘draw’ the pathways over a plaster form.

Whilst doing so a collaborative relationship is formed treating indiosyncratic outcomes as design input. The results are not uncrontrolled but rather a precipitory balance between entropy and order.

Industrial pottery techniques are endangered crafts, so there was an intention to consider the use of them in informing a new technique in the hope that this might be helpful to the preservation of the knowledge and skills.