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Rosanna Martin

MA work

I am hooked by things that are out of my control; by the way things form, flux and move. The innate potential in materials is a driving force behind my practice, leading me to work with bone china, a material with a lot to say for itself. My current working practice takes the form of an ongoing collaborative dialogue between me and it.

I couple material knowledge and investigation with risk and the unknown, using the heat of the kiln as a tool to alter the structures I create, allowing them to move, melt, fragment, and take their own form during the firing process.

I am interested in ambiguity, in the point when something is not quite one thing or the other, in a state of transition... less static object and more towards something that could have a life of its own.

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  • Rosanna Martin profile image
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Ceramics & Glass, 2013

  • I am hooked by things that are out of my control; by the way things form, flux and move. The innate potential in materials is a driving force behind my practice, leading me to work with bone china, a material with a lot to say for itself. My current working practice takes the form of an ongoing collaborative dialogue between me and it.

    I couple material knowledge and investigation with risk and the unknown, using the heat of the kiln as a tool to alter the structures I create, allowing them to move, melt, fragment, and take their own form during the firing process.

    I am interested in ambiguity, in the point when something is not quite one thing or the other, in a state of transition... less static object and more towards something that could have a life of its own.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Ceramics, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, 2008; Foundation Art & Design, University College Falmouth, 2005
  • Experience

  • Tutor in ceramics, St. Joseph's Pastoral Centre, London, 2012–present; Public artist commission, Ordsall Hall, Manchester, 2012; Festival Makers artist residency, The Making, Basingstoke, 2011; Craft Social Enterprise residency artist, Craftspace, Birmingham, 2010
  • Exhibitions

  • Portraits in the Making, Pitzhanger Manor, London, 2011; Grafika, RBSA Craft Gallery, Birmingham, 2011; Talente, International Trade Fair, Munich, 2011; Craft Council Collective, Hothouse, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, 2010
  • Awards

  • Winner, The Tom Bendhem Drawing Prize, 2013; Winner, Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust, 2012