CoCA badges & number cubes

Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) York, 2015


York Art Gallery was closed in 2012 for renovation, opening in 2015 with an all new gallery space for their entensive collection of ceramics.

I was approached by Curator Helen Walsh to produce 500 ceramic number cubes for their cabinets and gift shop, a more appropriate material given the displays, than the mass produced plastic cubes that are normally seen.


It was an unusual commission but I enjoyed working out an efficient making process, and the batch production aspect of the making was a nice variation to my own practice of one-offs.

I was also commissioned to make a set of 10 CoCA staff badges, which led to an order of 100 limited edition badges for the gift shop, all signed and number on the backs.

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