Kate handmade this series of white Ocean Data Lachrymatories while on artist residency at the European Ceramic Work Centre in the Netherlands. Whilst 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 white porcelain using a complex process of specialist hand-turning and mould-making. This particular series of white Ocean Data Lachrymatories has been reduction fired and is unglazed.
Supported by a Sundaymorning@EKWC grant, the National Lottery through Creative Scotland and Making Waves Ceramics Trust.