Recycled China Process

Porcelain crushing

Photo courtesy of Filipa Reis

Flawed Plates, Jingdezhen, China

Flawed Plates, Jingdezhen, China

Bai Jiu Bottle Factory, Jingdezhen, China

Flawed Baijiu Bottles, Jingdezhen, China

This new process and the resulting works are a result of an ongoing collaboration with a small, family-owned aluminum foundry in northern Beijing. While normally producing parts for machinery, the foundry agreed to let us use the site for a series of material experiments. Perhaps the most rewarding result of this project has been how this shared material exploration has been a conduit for cultural exchange between ourselves and the men and women working at the factory.

Aluminum Foundry, Beijing, China

Photo courtesy of Filipa Reis