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BA Ceramics Invited to British Ceramics Biennial

Work by Sun-A Kim, 2015, Photo by Sebastain Zimmer
Work by Sun-A Kim, 2015, Photo by Sebastain Zimmer
Work by Sun-A Kim, 2015, Photo by Sebastain Zimmer
Written by
Colin Buttimer
Published date
17 September 2015

Work by Sun-A Kim, 2015, Photo by Sebastain Zimmer

Our BA Ceramic Design course will showcase three collaborative research projects at this year’s British Ceramics Biennial.

Each of the projects engages directly with the ceramics industry, revealing the potential of creative design ideas when working with innovative materials and new technologies.

Once Fired, supported by Endeka and Dudson, asks students to explore the potential of working with ThermEco. This new material is ethical and sustainable, only needing to be fired once at a lower temperature.

Second-year BA students will present their initial responses to the challenge of once-firing, also known as raw glazing.

Work by Jose Maria Salgado, 2015, Photo by Sebastain Zimmer

Artfood is a collaborative project with Marek Cecula and Cmeilow Porcelain. It explores expressive tabletop products and acts as an antidote to the tradition of tableware in manufacturing.

Four students from Central Saint Martins, plus students from Poland and the U.S.A, will exhibit at the Biennial.

They produced the work, which re-imagines the act of dining from a more sensual and playful perspective, in a factory in Poland.

Artcode for Johnson Tiles, designed by Bridgette Chan

Artcode for Johnson Tiles, designed by Bridgette Chan

Aestheticodes is a project to develop a domestic interactive tile panel. It has grown out of collaborative research between designers based at Central Saint Martins and computer scientists from the University of Nottingham.

The new interaction technology relies upon drawing and creativity to drive it. Called ‘artcode’, it has all of the interactive properties of a QR code but with an inbuilt aesthetic quality.

Visitors to the Biennial will be able to interact with a decorative tile panel. Using a free app on their smart phone, they can access hidden content within the displayed imagery.

The British Ceramics Biennial opens on 26 September and runs until 8 November 2015 in Stoke-on-Trent, England.

More Info:
BA Ceramic Design
Product, Ceramic and Industrial Design Programme
British Ceramics Biennial
Aestheticodes