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‘Post Colonial Cats’ 2021

‘Post Colonial Cats’ 2021

Made in 2021 during the end of lockdown.

Hand pressed into moulds. These Staffordshire Cats are made with white stoneware and laminated black clay.

Slip decorated with kingfisher blue, white and black slips. Lastly hand painted with bright blue underglaze.

This pair of cats has been made as part of the identity in ceramics series - a question of mass production, English craft and trade; Research V&A Museum English slipware & 'Empireland' by Sathnam Sanghera; conversations in history.

They explore ideas around mass manufacturing techniques with references to a bygone regency industrial era of power and mass production. The works appear to be unrefined and falling, unapologetically handmade; rejecting the machine and mass production but also made using a cast for making multiples. It’s a contradiction. 

The work forms sculptures unpicking utilitarian forms; a question for the time we live in.


Ceramic Stoneware

40 x 30 cm

Decal, underglaze, press mould & sprig

2021

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