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Matt Davis Tremen St. Austell

Tremen comission St. Austell

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Tremen Comission; St. Austell, Cornwall

 

At the end of 2019 I was awarded the Tremen St. Austell comission to redesign a passageway to the main high street. I proposed my modular 3D, Geometric tiles that tesselate with themselves to form regular patterns and simultaneously in infinitely random patterns for the installation.

The inital designs were fairly ambitious within the available budget and still are depsite being scaled back. Current plan is to install mirror stainless steel cladding to the ceiling in order to maximise the sense of space. Tiled cladding (between 800 & 1000 units) installation to both side walls and LED track lights in parallel to the top of the walls.

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Matt Davis Digital Ceramics

Digital Handmade

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This is the ‘Lo-res’ vessel that started this new journey for me. I’m still finding resistance to this work, despite that the medium is bone china & it’s a handcrafted, slip-cast object.

People are still saying to me oh I’m not sure about the 3dprinting… well this isn’t a physically printed object, but one of the tools to make it was. If there is an adversion to technology then maybe we should only be using kick wheels and wood fired kilns?

The digital design and production used here is but part of a process that backs up a concept, it’s meta_functional / non-utilitarian craft to me. Roland Barthes wrote about the Death of the Author, so if you buy a piece of my work and put flowers in it that’s up to you.

That said, this work don’t just pop out of a machine; it takes weeks to make one of these pieces and, as time is the only truly precious commodity we have, thanks for yours!