Kingdom: Lapideum.


“Oxidation Aftermath is about a dialogue between two very different materials, one acting as a canvas and the other enabling the colours to emerge. Within these set boundaries, a mutation is facilitated to enable the unexpected to take place. Neutral materials, which at first seem to be unchangeable are transformed in this series via the process of oxidation.

To facilitate the process of oxidation and transformation, ceramic materials are combined with copper. A liquid accelerator is used to initiate the oxidation process. The neutral materials then transform with colour. The series includes three sub-projects.

Ceramic vessels:

To investigate the effect of copper oxidation on ceramics Marlies van Putten has used special paper clay. During heating, the paper element burns, helping the process of oxidation. The glaze colour that results features an extremely unique colour palette.” (Material District, 2015)

Material Qualities

Kingdom Attributes

  • Unique
  • Irregular
  • Surprising
  • Crafted

Specific Material Attributes

  • Uncomfortable
  • Honest
  • Resistant
  • Curly
  • Disorganized
  • Interlaced

Basic Ingredients

  • Sulphur
  • Silver


Marlies van Putten

Hand-Made Industrials


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-Material District. (2015) Oxidation Aftermath. Retrieved from…/oxidation-aftermath