Lachrymatory 3 – Chemical Pollution

Reduction fired porcelain
Made at the European Ceramic Work Centre, The Netherlands

Lachrymatory 3 – Chemical Pollution was made by Kate while on artist residency at the European Ceramic Work Centre in the Netherlands. This piece is part of Kate’s Ocean Data Lachrymatory series.

Kate researched datasets relating to the health of the ocean and was inspired by Edison’s early sound recordings. She 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 lachrymatory hold datasets relating to chemical pollution of the ocean. It has been glazed and reduction fired and is reminiscent of chemicals floating on water.

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