Every year during the big cleanup before the Spring Festival, PWS always finds tons of unclaimed ceramics. Although most of them found 'fostered family' happily after, some of them still ended up in the dumpster, broken into pieces.
/Things You May Not Know About Ceramics
In fact, ceramics are non-degradable.
Ceramic materials are mostly sintered from natural raw materials such as feldspar, clay and quartz, which have the characteristics of high melting point, high hardness, high wear resistance and oxidation resistance.
Degradation requires a significant change in the chemical structure of the material within a short period of time to gradually decompose it into small molecules. Due to the characteristics of ceramics, their chemical structure cannot change in a short period of time. Therefore it is not degradable.
During ceramics production, wasted products are inevitable. The annual output of industrial wasted porcelain in Jingdezhen even reaches one million tons. What will they bring to our planet?
As a member of PWS, we have to try our best to avoid this from happening! How to renew and recycle these waste materials, and let them become even more interesting?
In order to promote the concept of environmental protection in ceramic art field, and to explore more artists and artworks in the fields related to ceramic art, The Pottery workshop Shanghai initiated the project of 'RENEWING UNCLAIMED CERAMICS'.
Using ceramic products, greenware or bisque ware that are no longer needed, combining with other materials to create mixed-media art in various ways and in unlimited ways.
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TIME OF APPLICATION:
From 0:00, March 1st to 0:00, March 31st, 2021.
HOW TO APPLY:
Application starts from March 1st. Scan QR code in Wechat to apply.