Created from ceramic plate
discovered October 2019
Re-Created June 2020
‘Moving’ is created from a large broken plate.
In October 2019 I bought a box of broken ceramics from a recycling centre in Barnard Castle, Co Durham. It was filled with smashed plates, underneath all the rubble was two large thick green patterned plate.
I chose one of the green plates to experiment with, when I started clipping and cutting I noticed the shards forming similar shapes. As they fell onto a felt board the shards naturally dropped into a pattern. I tried to recreate the exact way they fell to capture a creative moment in time.
The way the shards are laid out gives a feeling of movement, almost fish swimming around. This large broken green plate destined to be thrown away has now started a new life as ‘Moving’ by Shards.
Picture frame is Recycled, distressed style.
Measures 18cm x 18cm x 3.5cm
I love collecting, especially things that have been discarded. Anything that looks lost, forgotten or damaged and not wanted any more. Favourite places of mine to discover bits is rivers or beaches. I am lucky to live near the River Tees, Co Durham and often walk the banks picking up broken glass, pottery anything that can be cleaned and re-created into something new. Another amazing place is recycling centres where for very little I can rescue an old pot or plate. Charity shops have so many interesting pieces, bits and bobs of lives all waiting to find new homes.
Rescued from a box of broken crockery, three plates have been cleaned and formed into shards. Every piece has been used to either create pin brooches or framed pictures. The thickness of the pottery has dictated what it can be used for which is an exciting experience. Bought in October 2019, the ceramics are all together in shard families, neatly housed together by shape, pattern and date.
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Shards Hand crafted using pre loved and discarded ceramics. Entire process is a creative experience from discovery to final item, nothing planned or preconceived. All materials personally collected from river banks, charity shops, roadside, woods, recycle centres, beaches, wherever dropped, dumped or donated. Everything is hygienically prepared, ceramics cleaned and materials handled following Covid rules. Every piece is individual and catalogued with a capital S for Shards and a numbered referring to order of process. Nothing replicated, however, due to repetitive patterns in ceramics there will be some similarity but only through the ceramic material not in the final piece.