Contaminated Soils in Ceramics exhibition

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

19th April - 25th May 2018 from 9am to 6pm weekdays

Contaminated Soils In Ceramics is a Creative Exchange project which has culminated in an exhibition at The Environmental Sustainability Institute on the Penryn Campus 19th April – 25th May 2018.
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 lab-ware such as beakers and petri dishes were created, each one numbered and bisque fired ready for glaze testing.

The exhibition is open Monday - Friday, 9 am  to 5pm, except bank holidays.

Entry to the exhibition is free.