Sarah Kostick

The golden stain of time

MA graduate project, 2020

Manchester Metropolitan University in collaboration with CIRTex

Exhibited as part of The Tel Aviv Biennale of Crafts & Design 2020 – The Lab in the Observation Tower


Ceramic objects wrapped in textile which disintegrated in the kiln resemble textile fossils. The textile serves as a mold; the fabric supports the plastic material, providing it with temporary strength until it disappears. The firing process inverts the power relations between the materials; as the textile burns, the ceramic material hardens and grows stronger and its form is fixed.

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