For the Final Major Project of my foundation course, I explored the materiality of bone china, and in particular its cultural associations with high value, purity and delicacy - encapsulated in the phrase 'fine bone china'. In these pieces, I play with subverting the notion of the pure and precious. I experiment with destruction, both accidental and deliberate, as well as with repair – using precious and non-precious materials. Through this I want to call into question our emotional associations with bone china, and suggest new categories and languages in which we might think about this most traditional of materials.

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