Colour and Material studies in porcelain, Collection Cornwall

Fieldwork, 2010 - 2015

‘Colour and Material studies in porcelain, Collection Cornwall’ shows 192 colors and materials that came into being after thorough research into 62 raw materials, and how they manifest themselves on porcelain. Apart from the colors, this book also shows the origins and deposits of the raw material and the diversity of its application.

This book contains information on 62 raw materials found in Cornwall, England. These raw materials are made into a base material for paint, suitable for coloring stoneware, earthenware and porcelain. The result is a color pallet of 190+ colors and materials.
The raw materials originate from the porcelain, tin, copper, silver and lead industry in Cornwall. Up until the nineties people in Cornwall depended on the mines for their livelihood. Copper, tin, silver, lead and many other metals were extracted here. Today, only the porcelain industry is still active. The landscape is filled with the remains of these mines. Mounds of the materials discarded by the original metal industries form extensive color areas touching each other.
The developed color pallet shows the richness of the materials in the landscape in which these industries were once active. Apart from these colors this book also offers information about the origin and deposits of the raw materials and the diversity of their applications.

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This project was made possible by the Creative Industries Fund NL.

Find the developed materials here.