Kiln Cast Ceramic & Glass
The pieces shown here were all made through a process I developed involving fusing (kiln casting), crushed glass with ceramic and mineral aggregates. In most cases the forms were cut, ground and polished after firing. As the project developed, I became increasingly interested in utilising recycled waste material such as waste ceramic from the sanitary and tableware industries and recycled waste glass from post-consumer bottles and old CRT TV screens. This process that I developed led onto further research undertaken by myself and Dr Alasdair Bremner, eventually manifesting itself in the setting up of ALUSID - a UCLan University spin-out company.