For the London Creative Network program my proposal was to experiment with ceramics - digital print and hand painting. Steve Brown, ceramics research fellow at the RCA has developed printing methods which really embed a digital image into the surface of the ceramic. My idea was to apply glazes and brush marks in between printed layers, to mimic some of my painting processes.
I've been experimenting with slip casting, pouring the liquid clay, the consistency of tahini, on to plaster slabs. They came out like pancakes. What then to do with my clay pancakes? I visited ceramicist Jane Cairns in her studio who was kind enough to show me a few tricks. She showed me how to paint with coloured slip directly onto the plaster and then pour the slip over.