DEAD RINGERS

2014

produced at: the International Ceramics Research Center Guldadergaard, Skælskør, DK

Buckets, everyday measuring containers, kilns and other tools used in the ceramics studio, were carefully copied in clay. Doing so required consideration of shrinkage during the drying and firing process, The resultant objects are simultaneously representations of their models in form and utility. Measuring containers could be compared statistically to their twins (volume) and can just as well take the place of their models in use. Other objects lose utility but retain fetish quality. The act of sculpting folds in on itself as modes of representation collide, the factory and product becoming one.