Porcelain paperclay mixed with Egremont Red pigment, white and red slips
Referencing the rusting surfaces at Florence Mine, these ceramic flakes were fired at different temperatures to investigate how heat affects the colour of Egremont Red pigment mixed into the clay.
The ceramic flakes are arranged in temperature order - starting from raw clay, through to the highest temperature they’ve been fired at, which is 1260C. Two strengths of pigment mix were used.
Photographer: Carolyn Marr