Abramics was created in 2017 by Abigail Johnson while at Nottingham Trent University studying Decorative Arts(BA Hons). Before the course she had never touched clay, in fact she was planning to carry on with textiles and surface design. As soon as she got her hands-on clay she fell in love with the endless possibilities and creations. She spent a few months exploring the material in her second year of the course and found the exciting world of lava glazes. After creating a range of pieces using stoneware and earthenware clay, she decided that she wanted to understand the science behind the glaze and push myself regarding form.
She decided to take on a number of tasks in her final year. These included:
• Designing a range/collection of ceramic vessels
• Get better at carving forms on the lathe and mould making
• Understand the material I am working with and the science behind the glaze
What we now see in the exhibition is the outcome of that work.