One of the things I wanted to try was to produce porcelain style , fine pieces of pottery with modern imagery on them of the locations I found in Derbyshire. Nicky Deeley kindly offered to help by making me a mould. She hadn't made something quite like this one before.
I have been building the core sample sections and adding elements in there that relate to the idea of self portrait and location. As an example, the grave where my father was buried is constantly waterlogged as it is heavy clay soil. I remember when he was buried being able to see the bright yellow clay and the mud sticking to our shoes and clothes. I collected leaves from the grave , dried them and put them into the clay, along with other referential matter to other family m
So thinking towards the exhibition, I made multiples of two of the location pots as I was unsure about display and critical reasoning for the temporal and location reasoning behind the work. I did intend to show NO pots at all, but I think that might be a mistake, so I am now hedging towards the idea of showing one of the pair with the sister/brother buried in the location from which the materials relate.
After long conversations and some research it seems the GPS locator is out due to power and the fact that the signal could not be broadcast from below ground. Thinking back to the cataloguing of finds that I had seen and a conversation with Craig Barber (NUA) I felt that another method of doing this would be to use google reference GPS locations imprinted into the clay vessels.