HYPATIA STUDIES THE STARS (ON PORCELAIN)

Framed Original Silver Gelatin On Porcelain

Small: 210mm Diameter
£325
Frame Colour: Black Frame

Inspiration
This artwork was inspired by respected academic and tragic heroine Hypatia. One of the last great thinkers of ancient Alexandria, she was one of the first women to study and teach mathematics, philosophy and astronomy. 

Widely known for her love of learning and public speaking, her reputation as a great female scholar, honoured astronomer and prominent thinker, transformed Hypatia into a feminist icon and empowering role model for female intellectuals in modern times.

Technique
Hypatia Studies The Stars (On Porcelain) was created by constructing a hand-cut collage using female photographic portraiture, a photogram of a wasp nest combined with hand-painted chemigrams creating planetary structures. 

After shaping, pressing and firing the porcelain disks, they are brush coated with the melted, sensitised silver gelatin emulsion under the red safelight light and then left to dry in a completely dark room. The large scale negative is contact printed onto the porcelain by exposing using a large format photographic enlarger. The disk is then processed in conventional black & white chemistry. The porcelain must then be thoroughly soaked in water to remove any silver residue. It can then be left to dry ready for mounting and framing.

Dimensions
Unframed:  150mm diameter
Framed:      210mm diameter x 30mm depth x 13mm face

Material
Hand-shaped, high fired paper porcelain disk: 
3mm / paper porcelain ceramic disk / silver gelatin liquid photographic emulsion

Mount
We use float mounting for all of our framed pieces. The artwork floats above a snow-white mount board, showcasing the paper texture and deckled edging.

Framing
Framed artwork will arrive ready to hang.

Each frame is handmade by our London based design team. They prime and sand the wooden frame before spraying black or white soft-sheen paint to achieve the highest quality finish. All frames come with gallery spec, 3mm thick anti-reflective/ UV glazing as standard. 

If you would like a bespoke frame, please get in touch to discuss alternative colours, gilding and glazing options.

Free UK Delivery On This Artwork
 

Small
 Goods*

Unframed
Art

Framed Art
(XS, S)
Framed Art
(M, L, XL)
UK £2.95 FREE FREE FREE
US / Canada $15.95 FREE FREE FREE
Europe €11.95 €19.95 €19.95 €39.95
Rest of World  £9.95 £29.95 £29.95 £49.95

 

*Small Goods: Includes Postcards, Jewellery, Totes

Please note: Shipping charges are set in GBP£ and converted with the current live exchange rate. There may be occasions when there is a very small difference between the advertised cost and the actual shipping cost at checkout.

 

Love It Or Return Within 30 Days
If you're not 100% happy with your new artwork, return within 30 days for a full refund or exchange with any other artwork. Read returns policy.
Usually Dispatched Within 24 Hours
In Stock
In Stock
This item is in stock, and usually dispatched within 24 hours of your order.
Beautfully Packaged
All Chloe McCarrick fine art is expertly and beautifully packaged with the upmost care.
Tracked Deliveries
Deliveries are tracked and we will email you the tracking number once your item has been dispatched.

Estimated Delivery Times

UK 3-5 Days
US / Canada 5-7 Days
Europe 5-7 Days
Rest of World 7-10 Days

Inspiration
This artwork was inspired by respected academic and tragic heroine Hypatia. One of the last great thinkers of ancient Alexandria, she was one of the first women to study and teach mathematics, philosophy and astronomy. 

Widely known for her love of learning and public speaking, her reputation as a great female scholar, honoured astronomer and prominent thinker, transformed Hypatia into a feminist icon and empowering role model for female intellectuals in modern times.

Technique
Hypatia Studies The Stars (On Porcelain) was created by constructing a hand-cut collage using female photographic portraiture, a photogram of a wasp nest combined with hand-painted chemigrams creating planetary structures. 

After shaping, pressing and firing the porcelain disks, they are brush coated with the melted, sensitised silver gelatin emulsion under the red safelight light and then left to dry in a completely dark room. The large scale negative is contact printed onto the porcelain by exposing using a large format photographic enlarger. The disk is then processed in conventional black & white chemistry. The porcelain must then be thoroughly soaked in water to remove any silver residue. It can then be left to dry ready for mounting and framing.

Dimensions
Unframed:  150mm diameter
Framed:      210mm diameter x 30mm depth x 13mm face

Material
Hand-shaped, high fired paper porcelain disk: 
3mm / paper porcelain ceramic disk / silver gelatin liquid photographic emulsion

Mount
We use float mounting for all of our framed pieces. The artwork floats above a snow-white mount board, showcasing the paper texture and deckled edging.

Framing
Framed artwork will arrive ready to hang.

Each frame is handmade by our London based design team. They prime and sand the wooden frame before spraying black or white soft-sheen paint to achieve the highest quality finish. All frames come with gallery spec, 3mm thick anti-reflective/ UV glazing as standard. 

If you would like a bespoke frame, please get in touch to discuss alternative colours, gilding and glazing options.

Delivery Costs
Free UK Delivery On This Artwork
 

Small
 Goods*

Unframed
Art

Framed Art
(XS, S)
Framed Art
(M, L, XL)
UK £2.95 FREE FREE FREE
US / Canada $15.95 FREE FREE FREE
Europe €11.95 €19.95 €19.95 €39.95
Rest of World  £9.95 £29.95 £29.95 £49.95

 

*Small Goods: Includes Postcards, Jewellery, Totes

Please note: Shipping charges are set in GBP£ and converted with the current live exchange rate. There may be occasions when there is a very small difference between the advertised cost and the actual shipping cost at checkout.

 

Dispatch
Usually Dispatched Within 24 Hours
In Stock
In Stock
This item is in stock, and usually dispatched within 24 hours of your order.
Beautfully Packaged
All Chloe McCarrick fine art is expertly and beautifully packaged with the upmost care.
Tracked Deliveries
Deliveries are tracked and we will email you the tracking number once your item has been dispatched.

Estimated Delivery Times

UK 3-5 Days
US / Canada 5-7 Days
Europe 5-7 Days
Rest of World 7-10 Days

Returns
Love It Or Return Within 30 Days
If you're not 100% happy with your new artwork, return within 30 days for a full refund or exchange with any other artwork. Read returns policy.

ARTWORK FACTS

Original, liquid emulsion portraits on porcelain. These photographic silver gelatin gals are one of a kind prints on hand-shaped, paper porcelain disks.


An Original
Chloe McCarrick


Optional
Round Frame


Developed by
Darkroom Chemisty


Hand-brush
Coated
feather print

IN THE FRAME

Each round frame is crafted on-site by our London based design team and hand-assembled in our workshop.

Creating beautiful, bespoke hand-finished picture frames in a variety of woods, wide selection of profiles and high quality paint finishes to perfectly compliment the artwork.

All frames come with gallery spec, 3mm thick anti-reflective/ UV light blocking conservation glazing as standard, protecting from sun damage and guaranting reflection-free, enhanced clarity performance.

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