Cmesh™: A Ceramic medium with metal skeleton structure.
Cmesh™ was developed through an
experimental artistic process, inspired by a concept of Alchemy to
combine materials of little value and create something of great value.
Clay and metal, normally incompatible materials, were combined in
numerous ways and tested extensively until the material process was
developed and refined.
Each piece begins with metal wire manipulated
into a form, which is then repeatedly dipped into liquid clay or Slip.
Depending on size, shape, and desired texture, each form is dipped
between 6-8 times. Many factors influence surface details, such as room
temperature, humidity, moisture content of the clay, and the timing of
These factors are not rigidly controlled, allowing each finished piece to be unique with subtle variations occurring naturally from the creation process. Once a form is complete, each piece is fired in the traditional manner of ceramics. The entire process can take 2-3 weeks from start to finish. Each finished piece has physical and material characteristics of traditional ceramics with distinctive aesthetic and formal qualities. Custom shapes and sizes can be made with certain limitations.
Currently, a single form can be up to
24"dia. x 24"h or 16"w x 24"d x 30"h.
Larger finished pieces can be made by combining multiple components.