'DIMENSIONS OF GLAZE'
March - May 19'
Thrown and slab formed objects + glaze
The ambiguous nature of glaze allows it to be used as a material to explore design possibilities, artistically, functionallyand industrially. Aspects including the ability to
- create micro + macro crystalline surfaces
- fire to a range of visual surfaces, i.e. matt – satin – gloss – dry – smooth
- create fields of saturated colour
- respond to light in a variety of ways,
give glaze the potential to create visual and emotive relationships like no other material. Its capability to create fields of colour and flux the interplay of light and shadow through exposing notions of depth of field, allow for the topic of the 'aesthetics of glaze' to be explored. My research focuses on the exploration of how glaze can be used for its material qualities, whereby the aesthetics of glaze can be used to describe notions of depth and dimension through visual experience.
Investigating the relationship between materiality and colour with the research into the potential of glaze, and its ability to create dimensions of light, shadow and colour show how glaze can be visually perceived and therefore encountered.