BEATRIZ HORTA CORREIA
Liquid / Solid, 2014
The objects here presented are the result of a work built with 2 materials: Porcelain barbotine (liquid) and Cardboard (solid). I explored the physical and chemical reactions of these two materials, experimenting with their behavior during construction, drying and then exposing them to the action of fire. The transformation of matter was the starting point for constructing these objects in porcelain. The shape is built with the structure of cardboard boxes. Due to the fire they were exposed to in the kiln, the materials transformed – the cardboard turns to ash / dust and disappears and the porcelain solidifies and remains stable, however, the memory of the absent cardboard persists.