Claire Ellis— Igne Rock Cycle Vessel
Rock Cycle Vessels are made with old and new rocks, processed by hand, by machines and by deep time. They embody alternative decoration using unfired rocks created from stone distributor by-products that are crushed and tumbled by the artist in place of mined, powdered and fired rocks. Not watertight but suitable for dried natives or as a standalone sculpture.
Claire Ellis (She/Her), Naarm/Melbourne. Claire's former career as a chef influences her work through a focus on raw materials and experimentation. Her research focuses on incorporating transformed 'waste' materials into her work including glass, plastic, eggshells, ceramic sink trap waste, broken ceramics and rock by-products. Her current art practice explores avenues for environmentalism, activism and catharsis in ceramics.
Materials: Stoneware reclaim, industrial rock by-products, epoxy
Dimensions: approx. 21 x 20 x 20cm