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The creation of a ceramic book, each page a square ceramic tile. The book functions as a sculpture or a gorgeous piece of wall art
The creation of a ceramic book, each page a square ceramic tile. The book functions as a sculpture or a gorgeous piece of wall art
7 backers pledged £614 to help bring this project to life.

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Angela Tait and Ian Clegg. A five year collaboration between a photographer and a ceramicist. www.aticstudios.com

The ceramic book is a story or an image that can be read like a regular book, left in the wooden display case or the pages can be removed and displayed as a wall piece.

Close up of the ceramic pages
Close up of the ceramic pages

We select an image taken by our astonishing 'ceramic Polaroid pinhole camera' and divide up the image before firing onto ceramic tiles. Each tile becomes a page in the book and a one off print in its own right. We manipulate the glazes and add text, print and other subtle details to each tile which makes every single piece completely unique. 

Instant Ceramic camera
Instant Ceramic camera

For this project we wish to make an edition of five books (plus an artists' proof) from the same print. Each book will have twenty pages which can be displayed together as a full image measuring 475 x 380 mm. The books will be available for investors but the artists' proof and unsold copies will be submitted to exhibitions of artists books and ceramics works throughout the world. 

Our budget for the project is £250. This is purely for materials. £50 for ceramic unglazed tiles and £200 for specialist ceramic transfers. All other materials, a massive amount of kiln time and a considerable amount of making and research time are our contributions to the project.

Example of a ceramic book laid out
Example of a ceramic book laid out

The book will be produced during November 2014. We have allowed sufficient time in our plan to deliver any and all rewards in time for Christmas.  

Please help us to realise this project, it's so exciting and unique!

Risks and challenges

We are confident that our process works. We have been developing this idea and our own aesthetic for years.

Potential problems or challenges we may face would be practical...a kiln breaking, difficulty in getting the boxes supplied etc. As we have 50 years business and management experience between us we are accustomed to meeting these kinds of challenge. We pride ourselves on our professionalism which includes our ability to communicate with our stakeholders at every stage of the project.

If something goes awry we will find a way to fix it and approach you with solutions before you know there's a problem.

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    Pledge £7 or more About $11

    A single ceramic page 90mm x 90mm tile from one of our books. This is an original work of art and each one will be unique because of our making process. We include free UK postage and very reasonable worldwide.

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    Pledge £10 or more About $16

    A single ceramic page from one of our books plus a jpg file of the constructed image with a certificate to allow reproduction 3 times on paper or unlimited use on the web

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    Pledge £25 or more About $40

    A complete miniature ceramic book in its box - consisting of 4 gorgeous ceramic pages and in its own 'binding'. Limited to a run of 10 plus an artists' proof.

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    Pledge £100 or more About $162

    A complete ceramic book in its box - consisting of 20 ceramic pages and in its own wooden 'binding' Limited to a run of 5 (plus an artists' proof) alongwith an extra ceramic page detailing your contribution, forever fired into ceramic

    Plus a jpg file of the constructed image with a certificate to allow reproduction 3 times on paper or unlimited use on the web

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    Pledge £195 or more About $316

    A complete ceramic book made exclusively for you, limited to only 2 - an Artists' proof and your copy with a dedicated page detailing your contribution. Contents of book to be negotiated with the artists

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