Limecrete Bowls

Limecrete, mixed aggregates, wood,
Each approx. 30x30x30cm
2011-2013

About this work

It was a desire to work on a larger scale that prompted research into materials and processes that would facilitate larger outdoor work to be made. A funded residency through AA2A (Artist’s Access to Art Colleges) at the Sunderland University’s Dept of Ceramics and Glass, allowed working on a bigger scale and exploring a range of fired and unfired materials. The resulting mixtures consist of limecrete (lime mortar used on older buildings and now appreciated for its reduced ecological footprint) and lightweight aggregates. They are constructed by using an internal former or by fabric formed moulds.

These pieces have been shown together and individually at a number of venues, including Kellie Castle, Fife, ‘Art Walk Porty’, Edinburgh and ‘Art in the Garden’, Hillier Gardens, Hampshire.