Sunday, 24 June 2018

Sunday 24th June: Central St Martins degree show TWO / NOVA Awards = BA Ceramic Design

Simon Kidd revisited his home of Northern Ireland for his final collection in BA Ceramics at Central St Martins.  He wanted to use materials from the Mourne Mountains to heal wounds from past conflicts.  The process of his project not only collected materials and tools from the quarries but also used the turf to fuel the saggar kiln.  To tie the whole thing together, he then collected the ash from his purpose-built furnace to incorporate into the glaze of his porcelain plates.  Plaster models were cut using a replica of the traditional Slean tool traditionally used to dig turf - you can see a rare original hanging here in his display.  From start to finish each beaker and bowl was born from the granite terrain of Sliabh Donairt and bogs of Dregish.  

Along with the other artists I am featuring, Simon has been selected for his innovation in the Mullenlowe Group NOVA Awards.  See them all in the Central St. Martins degree show TWO today, Sunday 24th at 1 Granary Square, King’s Cross, N1C 4AA.    

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