Rust Series Rectangles | By Nadire Gokmen
From left to right:
R016, H. 14.5 x 2. 8.5 x d. 3.7 cm, porcelain slip fired to 1000 oC, £180
R017, H. 13.4 x w. 8 x d. 3.3 cm, teracotta slip fired to 1000 oC, £180
R018, H. 12.6 x w. 7.5 x d. 3 cm, teracotta slip fired to 1200 oC, £180
R019, H. 13.3 x w. 7.9 x d. 3.2 cm, white stoneware slip fired to 1200 oC, £180
R020, H. 13.2 x w. 7.8 x d. 3.2 cm, porcelain slip fired to 1200 oC, £180
R021, H. 14.1 x w. 8.3 x d. 3.2 cm, white stoneware slip fired to 1000 oC, £180
Set of 6: £980
About Nadire Gokmen
Fascinated by both materials and surface, my process led practice is inspired byobservations of our man made, material environment.
The urban landscape issimultaneously dotted with traces of our presence in, and separation from na-ture. Orange hues that stream the exteriors of steel, to darkened stains on a wallthat suggest the recurring passage of water exist now, as traces, that physicallydisplay an action or the progression of time.
The creation of the collection, Rust Print, was prompted by a desire to not justmimic these traces but to physically capture them.Rust Print, is a slip castingprocess that has been developed to allow the rusted surface of steel to be direct-ly transferred onto clay. Existing both in sheet and tube form the steel is used asan intermediate material to capture both the human movement of an urban en-vironment and the effects of weathering that accompany. The objects are thenslip cast from the steel with the aid of a part plaster mould. The clay is high fired,turning rusts ephemeral patina into a permanent trace on the clay body. Hungon the wall, the objects elevate these mundane marks, highlighting both theirexistence and otherwise overlooked beauty.
Nadire Gokmen graduated with a degree in Three Dimensional Design from Manchester School of Art in 2020. We are thrilled to have announced her as the winner of our Thrown Contemporary Ceramics Award at New Designers 2020.
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