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12 x 10 x 20 cm ceramic foam and terracotta Courtesy of the artist

These objects consisting of contrasting materials, textures, shapes and colours are a new step in Raeder’s quest as to what else can happen to ceramics once the flexible clay has been baked solid. The smooth terracotta shapes are a stark contrast to the coarse structure of the foam and the velvety softness of the chia seeds. Similarly, the unnatural pastel colours of the foam are a stark contrast to the natural colours of the terracotta and the small plants. Raeder describes his research as ‘repurposing the process’.

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