NATURECULTURES : Thomas Duggan

Overview

Thomas’ body of work ‘Naturecultures’ is informed by a theoretical study and hybridity between the human-hand and the self-assembling abilities of more-than-human worlds.

 

Often using tooling designed and built by Thomas, in this exhibition he combines traditional craft and advanced technologies resulting in works that seem both ancient and contemporary.

 

Presented at Circle are a series of sculptures describing an investigative process of material and method, reinterpreting nature’s forms and materials from the nanoscale to the architectural.

The works shown in this space are an exploration of material science, robotic fabrication and traditional craft. 

 

Thomas uses advanced AI learning and 3D modelling to create tens of thousands of lines of digital code to sculpt biomimetic forms and drawings using advanced robotic fabrication.


The works are then crafted by hand using many layers of thinly applied porcelain slip. The pieces are inspired by the immediate surroundings of his studio, located within an ancient forest in Cornwall, where a freshwater stream meets the sea.

The works are reminiscent of sea urchins, trees, sedimentary rock formations and celestial bodies.

A new and unique formula of porcelain has been specially developed in collaboration with IMERYS to produce this work, using bioethanol instead of water.

Works
  • Thomas Duggan Meash Brass 90 x 67 x 60 cm
    Thomas Duggan
    Meash
    Brass
    90 x 67 x 60 cm
  • Thomas Duggan Tyra Porcelain 60 x 55 x 15 cm
    Thomas Duggan
    Tyra
    Porcelain
    60 x 55 x 15 cm
  • Thomas Duggan Koes Porcelain + Gold 65 x 22 x 22 cm
    Thomas Duggan
    Koes
    Porcelain + Gold
    65 x 22 x 22 cm
  • Thomas Duggan Lask Brass / Ceramic / Leather 100 x 70 x 70 cm
    Thomas Duggan
    Lask
    Brass / Ceramic / Leather
    100 x 70 x 70 cm
  • Thomas Duggan Zart Porcelain + Gold 24 x 22 x 16 cm
    Thomas Duggan
    Zart
    Porcelain + Gold
    24 x 22 x 16 cm
  • Thomas Duggan Eris Ink on Paper (Framed) 150 x 150 cm
    Thomas Duggan
    Eris
    Ink on Paper (Framed)
    150 x 150 cm
  • Thomas Duggan Floren Brass 40 x 40 x 40 cm
    Thomas Duggan
    Floren
    Brass
    40 x 40 x 40 cm
  • Thomas Duggan Lobm Porcelain + Gold 24 x 13 x 60 cm
    Thomas Duggan
    Lobm
    Porcelain + Gold
    24 x 13 x 60 cm
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