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Joshua Williamson

BA (Hons) Artist Designer Maker: Glass and Ceramics | Class of 2021

Playfulness is at the centre of Joshua’s work. Block primary colours are a homage to the seminal brutalist architecture of the Byker Wall in Newcastle. The exposed 3D print layers, a remnant of the manufacturing process, are a nod to the exterior pipework of the Centre Pompidou Paris. The playfulness of the forms has emerged through an attitude to the use of technology; hard and software are seen as a set of toys or instruments to be experimented with. The forms are sculpted in virtual reality and would take some time to create through traditional means but with VR, they can be achieved in moments. The speed of creation allows for a lighter more humorous approach which contrasts with the slower more crafted process of plaster mould making, slip casting and firing that is needed to take the virtual forms as ceramic objects.

Work available for sale, contact artist for more information

Slip cast ceramic sculpture

Surface Displacement 005, White earthenware, 11 x 11 x 46 cm

Slip cast ceramic sculpture

Surface Displacement 004, White earthenware, 15 x 50 x 46 cm

Slip cast ceramic sculpture

Surface Displacement 003, White earthenware, 150 x 50 x 46 cm

Slip cast ceramic sculpture

Surface Displacement 001, White earthenware, 150 x 50 x 46 cm

Slip cast ceramic sculpture

Surface Displacement 002, White earthenware, 15 x 5 x 46 cm