Ocean Data Lachrymatory

Made at the European Ceramic Work Centre, The Netherlands

Kate handmade this Ocean Data Lachrymatory while on artist residency at the European Ceramic Work Centre in the Netherlands. Kate researched datasets relating to the health of the ocean. She was inspired by Edison’s early sound recordings. Kate translated specific ocean datasets into geometrically patterned sequences on her hand-operated lathe. She slipcast this sculpture series in porcelain using a complex process of specialist hand-turning and mould-making. This tiny handmade Ocean Data Lachrymatory contains data related to the projected decline of Antarctic Krill.

Supported by a Sundaymorning@EKWC grant, the National Lottery through Creative Scotland and Making Waves Ceramics Trust.