Red II (2017)

My installation Red II reports on my art research. It's about ceramics itself, about ceramic colour.

During my research project on "the colour red in ceramic technologies", contrary to expectation red recipes did not turn red due to the complex firing processes and the large number of factors that make up ceramic processes. In my work Red II, I use scientific investigation from my research project as a material to make art. Each of my red recipes is represented by a handwritten number made of porcelain fired with the appropriate ceramic surface. Numbers can occur more frequently, since different firing programmes, different firing curves, as well as different coating densities can lead to different reds despite the same recipe. Thus, a number always shows the variation of a recipe. The numbers reflect the order of my glaze production and my glaze research.

This work shows the red recipes, which did not become red due to the complex firing processes and the multitude of factors that make up ceramic processes, but became contrary to expectation blue, light blue, turquoise, greenish, white, colourless, brownish, etc. As an individual work, it still reflects more clearly how ceramic paint works and uses what would have been a mistake in scientific research.