Karst Gallery, Plymouth Contemporary

Karst Gallery, Plymouth Contemporary

Bridgette Ashton’s ‘Plan for Seventy Fake Minerals & Fancy Plinths On Presentation Stands’ encouraged plans during lockdown 2019 for future making and display, through the process of drawing and redrawing an array of handmade objects. The sculptures depicted were modelled predominantly from ceramics incorporating cardboard or plywood rectifications and embellishment.

The accompanying letterpress and linocut publication with its ceramic illustrations, presentation case and display stand directly reference an 1871 mineralogical handbook in which the author methodically describes and lists a lexicon of rocks and minerals found in Cornwall & Devon.

Plymouth Contemporary, Karst Gallery 2021. Installation photo credits Helge M Ruck & University of Plymouth

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