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Coexistence Research

The project involved a lot of technological experimentation at the edge of the possibilities and limitations of clay material. I worked with crater glaze, a type of glaze that expands during firing and forms bubbles inside and on the surface. For that purpose, I created an open structure out of clay coils, resembling a sort of chaotic architectural structure or scaffoldings for the glaze to grow on. The crater glaze fills the space between the sticks in different ways. In some parts, it increases the thickness of the clay coils, while in others it expands too much, with its fragile bubbles joining together and filling most of the space, reshaping the object in a rather unpredictable way. Therefore, I would like to go beyond the fully controlled process.

© Nataliya Zuban 2023