Porcelain Lace  

These pieces were born of the theory that in order for digitally produced work to have a sense of anima, a close ‘parental’ kinship must be formed whereby the machine is coached in its production by a human counterpart. 

The series also introduces, to the contemporary craft of ceramic printing by extrusion, the more traditional crafts of slip trailing which is done by programming the extruder to ‘draw’ the pathways over a plaster form and the industrial pottery craft of plaster lath-work. Industrial pottery techniques are endangered crafts, so this use is helpful to the preservation of the knowledge and skills involved in them.