Previous AA2A Artist

Lianne Mary Bell

Artform:
Slipcast Ceramics
Year:
2011-12
Location:
North East
Project summary:

Since graduating in 2005 from the University of Sunderland I have continued to produce work in slipcast porcelain and earthenware. My practice often begins with a debate regarding the notion of value and what an object must possess in order to be considered a valuable craft item. I often work with found objects where the idea of an object being valuable because of the original design is immediately challenged. The idea of repetition is central to my practice as multiples of the same object are cast using industrial production processes on a domestic scale. I enjoy adding value back to the basic cast form with the addition of hand drawn images of insects, anatomical designs and hand written quotations.

In my work I am interested in the line between function and non-function and I enjoy challenging the importance of craftsmanship and finish as I often leave the tops of cast bottles and bowls untouched. Throughout my work I am always concerned by the properties and qualities of the material that I work with and I always like to leave a record of method of production used.

I would like to use my time at Sunderland University to work on a much larger scale than is currently possible with my current facilities. I am interested in creating a series of sculptures through the repetition of a cast found object where the finished form is created through the sorting, piling, and layering of these pieces together. 

Since graduating in 2005 from the University of Sunderland I have continued to produce work in slipcast porcelain and earthenware. My practice often begins with a debate regarding the notion of value and what an object must possess in order to be considered a valuable craft item. I often work with found objects where the idea of an object being valuable because of the original design is immediately challenged. The idea of repetition is central to my practice as multiples of the same object are cast using industrial production processes on a domestic scale. I enjoy adding value back to the basic cast form with the addition of hand drawn images of insects, anatomical designs and hand written quotations.

In my work I am interested in the line between function and non-function and I enjoy challenging the importance of craftsmanship and finish as I often leave the tops of cast bottles and bowls untouched. Throughout my work I am always concerned by the properties and qualities of the material that I work with and I always like to leave a record of method of production used.

I would like to use my time at Sunderland University to work on a much larger scale than is currently possible with my current facilities. I am interested in creating a series of sculptures through the repetition of a cast found object where the finished form is created through the sorting, piling, and layering of these pieces together. 

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