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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, September 2 2019 2:28 PM UTC +00:00.

£5,853
pledged of £4,000pledged of £4,000 goal
73
backers
15days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, September 2 2019 2:28 PM UTC +00:00.

About

I am a ceramic artist and I am about to embark on the next stage of my career. This project sees the launch of my new range of ceramic pills.

In early 2019 I was accepted into the Royal College of Art to study a Masters in Ceramics and Glass. I decided to run this campaign to support me through the next two years of my studying. 

For the past 5 years, I have split my time between making and teaching ceramics. I set up a pottery studio, The Clay Room UK, to share my love of ceramics and to create a space to teach classes from. At the same time as running my small business, I worked on my Landscape//Colour series of ceramic vessels, exhibiting around the UK. I have experimented a little and played with ideas along the way, but the time I could dedicate to this has been limited. For a long time I have wanted to move in a new direction, learn new things and grow as an artist. I made the decision to apply for a Masters in Ceramics to give myself time to explore new ways of working and to challenge myself, in the hope of elevating my ceramic practice to the next level. 

Colours and Textures
Colours and Textures

 Starting my Masters in September sees a dream come true for me, and this campaign marks the start of the next chapter of my clay story.  

I make each Ceramic Pill in a plaster mould, using different casting techniques to create textured grogs, the Sugar Coated Pills, and marbled effects like the Psychedelic Pills. Each pill comes out of the mould unique, a product of the variations in the casting process. The pieces are then bisque fired, masked, and then sprayed, before being fired again. Each pill has my signature on it, two little triangles, stamped at one end, and there is a hole in the back to allow for easy hanging on the wall. 

Work In progress at my home studio
Work In progress at my home studio

Risks and challenges

Each Ceramic Pill is unique, and the pill you receive if you decide to back my campaign will be slightly different to the pill in the photo. The colour combinations will be the same as the photo, but the marbling effect and density/size of speckles will be unique for each ceramic pill - this is because they are created a new each time I pour the mould. If you decide to back my campaign and buy a ceramic pill, you will get a unique version of the one in the photo, and they will be assigned at random to each backer. You cannot choose a specific pill, so I ask you please to only make a pledge if you are happy with this.

The biggest challenge I have to overcome is finding the time to finish my ceramic pills whilst running my studio. I am spending my days off from teaching working on this campaign - slip-casting, spraying and firing, and I am doing my best to get everything finished in time to ship by October. Come rain or shine I will get these ceramic pills made, I hope it won't run behind.

I start my Masters in September, so the biggest risk is that my campaign and studies will overlap. But I can live with that...

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