Studio Furthermore - Superimposition
Described as otherworldly, the ceramic works of Studio Furthermore leave tradition behind in favour of a futurist’s perspective. At first glance one may be reminded of the ‘Fat Lava’ glaze work of 70’s. However, the foaming bubbles are not limited to the surface but are themselves the mass of the work. Perhaps it is no surprise that the studio sought cues in naturally occurring phenomena ranging from volcanic formations to asteroid showers from far away places. The resulting ceramic foam structures are the product of extensive material and process experimentation undertaken by Studio Furthermore and known simply as ‘Lost Foam’. This unique replica method involves hand cutting an original design out of a foam block which is then processed and placed inside a kiln. The kiln rises to over 1200ºC causing the foam original to vaporize leaving behind only a one-of-a-kind replica deposit of porcelain or terracotta. What remains is a ceramic item with the exact structure of the foam original throughout.