Rust Print


During my final year at Manchester School of Art, I created and refined a casting process that allows the rusted surface of steel to be directly transferred onto clay. The rust, Iron Oxide, stains the ceramic surface and becomes permanent after the firing process. The use of steel fixed in various places enables marks to be captured that would otherwise be unnoticed or overlooked. Brought out of their original environment, and into a curated space, the ceramic objects elevate these mundane marks. Transformed into architectural forms there is careful balance of smooth ceramic and rusted surface. Extracted as sections the surfaces are transferred and projected onto the wall, where they are displayed in sections.