Ocean Data Lachrymatories

Blue Series, Porcelain
Made at the European Ceramic Work Centre, The Netherlands

Kate made this series of Ocean Data Lachrymatories 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.

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