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Discover Kitty Hall ceramics
I am a London based Ceramicist, predominantly working with porcelain using hand-made moulds.
My designs include porcelain slip-cast bottles fired to stoneware with a transparent glaze and available in a range of colours including lime green, blue, pink
Orangina vase (above)
Inspired by the overlooked
“I am often inspired by the overlooked. Rubbish can be really beautiful, the trails people leave behind and the stories they can tell. I’ll see an object or material in the street and feel a real tactile need to solidify it. To make it more permanent, which casting allows me to do. I want to add value to these materials by translating them into ceramic.”
The Kitty Hall ceramics collections are ice-cream coloured ceramic vessels, cast with cardboard indentations. Conscious of our social conditions to disregard and distance ourselves from waste, I make use of imprinted cardboard that has previously been used to package tins, cans and bottles to cast ceramic vessels.
The collection attempts to challenge the perceptions of the throwaway and to suggest alternative ways to transform rubbish into something beautiful; provoking us to change our attitude towards waste and reconnect with what we dispose of and begin to accept it.
The Kitty Hall ceramics process
The pieces in this collection are semi-porcelain slip casts fired to stoneware. Slip casting is a ceramic forming technique for the production of pottery and other ceramics, especially for more complicated shapes not easily made on a wheel. Liquefied clay is poured into a plaster mold and left to form a layer, the cast, on the inside walls of the mold.
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