‘Float’ is an exhibition showcasing new lighting development by ceramicist Sarah Tracton. Known for her use of porcelain slip and slab-building techniques, the exhibition presents a new series of sculptural ceramic lighting that rests at the intersection of fine art, craft and functional design. Each piece is suspended by near-invisible slimline suspension wire, allowing for a balanced, minimalist and streamlined aesthetic.

Kintsugi has been used to repair broken forms after unsuccessful firings. Kintsugi is a Japanese technique derived from the words “Kin” (golden) and “tsugi” (joinery) and translate to “golden repair”. This process of repair, recycle and reuse involves the creative reworking of usually discarded objects, replacing the cycle of make-use-dispose with circular economy. A process that completely restores and transforms what was once a piece of broken trash into a functional light, where the repaired scars become illuminated as rivulets of gold.

A multidisciplinary fine artist and bespoke lighting designer, Sarah Tracton is a graduate of the National Art School in Sydney. She has built a reputation for finessing a unique slip poured on plaster slab ceramic to create bespoke handcrafted lighting that is an intersection of fine art, craft and functional design. Her creative process involves pairing traditional clay crafting techniques with the finest grade porcelains plus high-end design, manufacturing & fabrication for bespoke architectural lighting applications. Drawn to exploring the infinite possibilities of porcelain translucency, Sarah fuses innovative cordless technologies with traditional craft processes to create lighting that is luminous and ethereal.

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Craft Contemporary

A festival exploring how craft is evolving in the 21st century
1 - 31 October 2021