French mathematician Charles Dupin discovered a shape with curvature lines that are always circles in the 19th century, naming it the Dupin cyclide. Francesca Silverton combines found objects with mathematic principles to produce narratives on selfhood and identity. “I love clay that finds its own form,” the artist notes. The clay Dupin Cyclide holds an uncountable number of circles. The ceramist invites viewers to touch the object and be reminded that clay is part of what makes us human. Silverton draws on 3D printing techniques with plaster mouldmaking, combining innovation and tradition to push the conventions of the form.
Image: Francesca Silverton, Dupin Cyclide, (2022). Porcelain. 28cm x 28cm x 20cm.