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I WANTED SNAP OUT OF IT TO DO TOO MANY THINGS, I had to make some sacrifices to keep my sanity. My top priority was to have this as a transformative piece. It is a piece about the transitions and healing experienced with depression. The piece had to consciously reflect fragility and change through the crisp nature of the porcelain. It needed to be something to be broken down several times, so a large neck piece felt like an obvious route. Each time a piece is broken off, the piece can be restrung as a new piece.

Finding Form

Foamcore Prototypes

Making the Mold

Making the Form

Making the Form 2

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Bisqued Pieces

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SNAP OUT OF IT GAVE ME THE MOST GRIEF because I had big ideas with dead ended outcomes. I definitely made the most prototypes for this concept, hoping that a miracle would happen and I would know which direction to move towards. This concept started as breakable jewelry that embraced the beauty in destruction. I kept thinking about breaking bones; relating physical pain with mental pain. The work was highly influenced by my Series of Screens for Interaction, where breaking was this act of catharsis. I tried to capture this with hidden layers of coloured porcelain slip, bone-like aesthetics, notions of medical bracelets (how you have to cut them to get them off), but I kept struggling with the result- once you break it, then what? Is there a way you can reattach it or does it just lay there in pieces? Can you give it to someone like a friendship bracelet? Too many questions to answer.

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UPDATE: Click here to see Part 2 of the process

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