Confluence Art Programme presents

 Melting Pot & Launch of Contaminated Soils in Ceramics exhibition

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free entry - booking required

Environmental and Sustainability Institute - University of Exeter Penryn Campus Penryn Cornwall TR10 9FE

19th April 2018 from 4pm to 6pm

Running time: 2 hrs

Confluence Art Programme invites you to attend the Creative Exchange Melting Pot event and the exhibition launch of Contaminated Soils in Ceramics to be held on Thursday 19 April 2018 from 16.00 to 18.00 at The Environmental and Sustainability Institute (ESI) at The Penryn Campus.

At the Melting Pot you will hear about upcoming projects and ideas in development, including the new University of Exeter Arts and Culture Strategy. There will be time for creative practitioners to discuss and develop new ideas with University of Exeter researchers. It will be a relaxed and informal event, soup and light refreshments will be available.

This event will also mark the opening of the latest Creative Exchange project at ESI: Contaminated Soils in Ceramics Dr. Elze Hesse (evolutionary ecologist, ESI) and Fleur Winter (ceramic artist and teacher, Leach Pottery) have been working in collaboration to share research and ceramic processes.

In particular, the project examines mine-degraded soils as additions in ceramic glazes and clay bodies. Selected soil samples, varying in their metal chemistry were fired in preparation for use in a Leach glaze recipe. Using slip casting processes, copies of labware such as beakers and petri dishes were created, each one numbered and bisque fired ready for glaze testing.

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The exhibition Contaminated Soils in Ceramics runs from 19 April - 25 May 2018.  It will be open on weekdays, 9 am to 5pm, except bank holidays.  Entry is free.