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Gallery Collections - Making Fossils: Porcelain Seasponge

 

Specima

A work in wild clay and porcelain

entered in the Uku Clay Awards 2020; awarded 2 prizes by esteemed judge, Sir Rick Rudd.

Specima
Back Into The Water

Back Into The Water

This is one of my earliest porcelain seasponge casts: I used mid-fire porcelain slip, raw glazed, and fired in a gas reduction atmosphere to orton cone 8 (about 1240 degrees celsius).

Using only stable, non-toxic materials in my ceramics practice, and firing to point of vitrification allows me to confidently offer the works as aquarium architecture.

This was the first piece to find its home in a small aquarium.....

Day One In George's Tank

George the turtle welcomes his new home decor in June 2019.

He shares his tank with a number of small fish and other aquatic life.

Day One In George's Tank
A New Surface Treatment

A New Surface Treatment

By February 2020, the porcelain seasponge has taken on a life of its own, becoming a functioning part of George's tank ecology. It provides habitat for the small fish to hide and breed, and a surface for plant life to attach to, as well as furniture for George.

More on Porecelain Seasponges here
Elise Bishop creates unique ceramic products using porcelain and wild clay sourced locally from her home on Great Barrier Island, New Zealand. Her stunning location enables her to design and make ceramics using a zero-waste approach. She recycles all of her natural materials and is committed to protecting the environment. 
The following beautiful images were taken by Meighan Ellis.
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