A series of objects investigating 'wrapping' to experiment with changes in perception. Here latex is wrapped around porcelainised sponges. Dimensions 250x150x100mm.
These vessels were made in collaboration with the amazing artisans of Jingdezhen, China through a mould making and slip casting process.
Originally early settler galvanised water bottles then moulded and slipcast by Chinese artisans - then decorated in the Chinese aesthetic by Pie Bolton.
Porcelain 'pollen grains' wrapped in ice, slowly melting and being released, conceptualising the loss of pollen diversity through civilisation.
Thousands of hand made porcelain 'pollen grains'.
Porcelainised sponges wrapped in plastic shrink wrap packaging. Doesn't everything come wrapped? Isn't everything plasticised? Fake coral packaged for consumption.
Ceramic rock form coated in encaustic medium of beeswax, carnauba and damar - all plant derived materials. Animal, vegetable or mineral?