TIP STUDIO Jesmonite Vessels

Tip Studio create sculptural vessels and artworks using found and waste materials.  Inspired by colours and movement in the natural landscape, each piece is hand-cast by artist Daisy Freestone.

Daisy designs and creates unique, hand cast vessels, homewares and artworks from her studio in Hampshire, England.  Focussing on the reuse of waste materials, she uses mainly found objects as a starting point.  Having studied Architecture at Glasgow School of Art and, more recently, Mould Making and Casting at Central St Martins, London, inspiration comes from the natural landscape, the amazing variety of colour found within it and the casting process itself. Each vessel is handmade using Jesmonite – an environmentally low impact mineral resin composite – blended with a range of additions and pigments, mostly waste materials which are re-used to produce unique textures and colours.

Each vessel is cast individually, creating a unique object. The pigment and additions for each piece are individually blended before being cast with a particular process, which ensures that the eventual surface, pattern and texture will never be the same on any 2 pieces. This displays in the vessels an element of spontaneity, informed and influenced by the weather, season and mood.

The pieces currently on show at Quercus Gallery involve the use of pigments, sand and mussel shells integrated with Jesmonite.  They are beautiful, one-off pieces for use and for display.  Each piece is hand finished with beeswax to protect it. The interior has been sealed with a waterproof sealer.