Burgham’s process starts with seeking out discarded objects and preparing them to be cast in plaster. Her single plaster production moulds are created by using the faint maker’s lines still visible to the eye. Once moulded, the original found discarded object is returned to circulating in society, where it continues to be passed through the hands of various people. Her thoughts are always with the unknown makers of objects and the skills they employed during the making process.
Creating only a single mould of each found object, the subsequent porcelain works become a limited edition, as plaster has a limited lifespan and deteriorates over time.
Working with plaster Burgham captures the object in its entirety complete with scars, imperfections and nuances relevant to the day it was made.