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55th National Exhibition
Ceramics NZ - Student Competition 2015
Melissa McMahon
12 x 22 x 12
Atonement is part of a larger series of work titled “Loosely based on a true story”, a collection of vessels which explore the embodiment of memory fragments and emotions, both personal and vicarious. I employ a working methodology of repetition via the use of moulds, and take each form through a series of making processes which seek to map the space between the individual and the multiple. The use of a coloured clay body is in recognition of the history of manufacturing (Wedgwood in particular) and the (dis)connection of craft and skill. Atonement was created using batch coloured Macs White, press moulded, pierced then bisque fired and hand sanded to a smooth finish. It is left unglazed and fired to cone 6 (electric) after which the brass rings with nitrile rubber and pearl drops were added.
4 Burch St
Mt Albert


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