SCOTTISH STARGAZER (STUDY ON PORCELAIN)

Framed Original Silver Gelatin On Porcelain

Small: 210mm Diameter
£325
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Inspiration
This artwork was inspired by Scottish stargazer and Harvard Computer Williamina Fleming. During her career, Fleming pioneered in the classification of stellar spectra, cataloguing over 10,000 stars and other astronomical phenomena including her discovery of the Horsehead Nebula in 1888. 

Technique
Scottish Stargazer (Study On Porcelain) was created by constructing a hand-cut collage using female photographic portraiture, photograms from antique glass slides of interstellar clouds, and hand-printed surface textures of lunar craters. 

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.

Inspiration
This artwork was inspired by Scottish stargazer and Harvard Computer Williamina Fleming. During her career, Fleming pioneered in the classification of stellar spectra, cataloguing over 10,000 stars and other astronomical phenomena including her discovery of the Horsehead Nebula in 1888. 

Technique
Scottish Stargazer (Study On Porcelain) was created by constructing a hand-cut collage using female photographic portraiture, photograms from antique glass slides of interstellar clouds, and hand-printed surface textures of lunar craters. 

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.

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


Bespoke
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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