More about Metamorphosis, 2013
'Metamorphosis is a tureen loosely base on Staffordshire Creamware of the 18th and early 19th centuries.
This purely decorative piece was created to explore how the skills of the potter could be translated to the 21st century maker, but in a way that is unique to the new tools that I choose to use.
Having made ceramics by hand for over 25 years, the attraction of digital technology is the ability to produce artworks that were previously impossible to make. For me this engagement with a new creative language is heavily reliant on my previous experience and embraces, rather than rejects traditional skills.
It was created using Computer Aided Design software (CAD), a process that took many hours of intense work and once satisfied with the form, the CAD files were used to print the piece, slowly, layer by layer. The coatings, based on the colour palette developed by Josiah Wedgwood were then applied.'
- Michael Eden