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Heal’s Discovers 2017
“For Heal’s Discovers 2017 we go back to our roots in innovation, focusing on new processes in production and materiality. We have selected some of the strongest new emerging designers practising in this field to take part in this year’s programme set to launch LDF in September.”

Future Heritage 2017
Exclusive to Decorex International, Future Heritage presents the industry’s most important designer makers in a unique feature showcasing the names to collect in British craft.

Curated by the eminent applied arts and design journalist Corinne Julius since its launch in 2014, the craftspeople and designers exhibiting at Future Heritage are amongst the most talented working in Britain today, and Decorex is proud to support them through the creation of a platform through which to showcase their craft and grant awarded to selected makers.

Matt Davis’ hyperreal vessels aim to challenge perceptions of traditional craft by combining digital technology with the handmade.
His work explores the binary nature of ‘things’, ultimately manifesting objects that exist as code in physical space.

Employing modern tools and traditional hand making techniques; multiple software stages are used to generate models that are 3D printed, moulded and slip cast in bone china. These ‘impossible’ pieces test the limits of single mould forms & require complicated setting components to prevent collapse during firing.

These vessels aim to push the boundaries of what is possible with surface and form in the medium. The works are intended to be considered as ‘Binary Objects’, a digital / analogue fusion designed to bridge two worlds.

“The boundaries between what is real / not real has become blurred in the information age & the ceramic medium has an interesting relationship with this duality. It begins the process as decaying matter, but when fired becomes immortal. This work attempts to address the ideas of binary existence; making virtual objects which exist temporally as code into permanent physical forms”.