Physical Interaction?

img_6409Since my slip & stencil experiments I have been further experimenting with perception and shape. I produced a few sketches which I hope to refine and develop further on the computer.

I’ve been thinking about how I can get people to engage with these shapes and how I can justify making them in ceramics and I’ve realised that I quite like the idea of magnets. Magnets speak of the domestic, they are only seen either in tacky gift shops or on someone’s fridge. Magnets put the user in the mindset of a curator whilst keeping them in the comfort of their own home. They have a strong element of play about them, reminding many of their childhood toys. I feel that if these were a product they would feel very at home in quirky shops such as IKEA or Flying Tiger.

With the leftover tiles from our Pop-Up-Play project I tried to explore this idea in another format in tiles. To get an immediate and instant result I just drew on the bisqed tiles with felt tip.

I liked the ability of creating new face with each rotation but I think it would have worked better if the tiles were actually symmetrical. I’m not really sure where this is taking me at the moment, I don’t thinkΒ I actually want the audience to physically engage with my work but I suppose this is helping me think through ideas in a more immediate manner.


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