Repurposed Antique Dishware Sandblasted Into Bas-Relief Sculptures by Caroline Slotte (7 pics)




From the series Tracing, 2015. Reworked second hand ceramics. O 24 cm Collection West Norway Museum of Decorative Art, Bergen (N) Trying to imagine the original state of these rough-edged antique plates is part of the intention behind these sculptures by Helskini-based artist Caroline Slotte ( previously ), whose artworks often involve aspects of memory and the physical reduction of objects while still retaining the original meaning. For her 2015 series Tracing , Slotte reworked several ceramic plates utilizing a complex sequence of masking and sandblasting to transform painted 2D images into textural 3D reliefs. She explains in an interview with the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft : In [the] Tracing Series, I used a process of repeated masking and sandblasting to remove the glaze and the printed imagery step-by-step. When sandblasting the sand eats away on everything hard. Anything soft and flexible, such as the glue I use for masking, remains, the sand cannot penetrate it. I work my way down, layer by layer, rendering the motif three-dimensional, until the image is transformed into something resembling an imprint or an X-ray, as though a memory of the image had sunk into the plate. Through each artwork Slotte references not only the history of an image applied to a plate, but also the second-hand object itself, while creating something entirely new. You can see more of her work at Ferrin Contemporary .

Repurposed Antique Dishware Sandblasted Into Bas-Relief Sculptures by Caroline Slotte

Repurposed Antique Dishware Sandblasted Into Bas-Relief Sculptures by Caroline Slotte

From the series Tracing, 2015. Reworked second hand ceramics. O 22 cm

From the series Tracing, 2015. Reworked second hand ceramics. O 22 cm

Repurposed Antique Dishware Sandblasted Into Bas-Relief Sculptures by Caroline Slotte

From the series Tracing, 2015. Reworked second hand ceramics. O 27 cm

From the series Tracing, 2015. Reworked second hand ceramics. O 27 cm

Repurposed Antique Dishware Sandblasted Into Bas-Relief Sculptures by Caroline Slotte

Repurposed Antique Dishware Sandblasted Into Bas-Relief Sculptures by Caroline Slotte




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