Pots of Infinite Possibilities
The ‘Pots of Infinite Possibilities’ are a series of interactive ceramic works which explore the material characteristics and aurality of ceramic objects. The works use touch capacitance and proximity sensing on archetypal pots to generate or access electronic sound that is created by or of the pot and the user’s interaction. By exploiting the conductive nature of lustre, the ceramic objects, themselves become the interface, enabling us to extend our experience of familiar and mundane objects. This body of work created for EASTN DC is a continuation of research into how traditional making skills, ceramic materiality and digital technologies can link touch, sight and sound in a myriad of ways, using the habitual ways in which we handle familiar objects and materials to explore the infinite possibilities of objects as interface.
Ingrid Murphy is an Irish ceramic artist and works as a Principal Lecturer at Cardiff School of Art & Design where she is also a member of the school’s FabCre8 interdisciplinary research group. As a ceramic artist Ingrid combines traditional making skills with digital technologies to create interactive artefacts, her research focuses on reimagining or augmenting domestic or historical ceramic objects to create new and engaging experiences. Ingrid has worked in various institutions in her 30-year educational career and has a special interest in interdisciplinary curriculum design. Ingrid was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2015.