16 Jun CTC Kicks-Off Coral Wall Project with Ceramic Art Workshop in Bali
This month, CTC kicked-off its Coral Wall project – a unique outdoor exhibit made of ceramics that showcases the beauty of life under the ocean’s surface. It will be a life-size replica of a coral reef ecosystem, which will serve as a tool to increase public awareness about the beauty and diversity of our reefs and all of the marine creatures living in it.
The project, led by renowned U.S. ceramic artist, ocean advocate and Mission Blue consultant Courtney Mattison, has kicked off with a week-long ceramic workshop held on June 12-16, 2017 at the Balai Teknologi Industri Kreatif Keramik (BPPT- BTIKK) in Denpasar, Bali. Several local artists from Jenggala Ceramics, BTIKK, Bali-based ceramic studios, in collaboration with talented volunteers have worked hard and sculpted around 400 pieces of ceramic corals within five days.
During the next months the team will work together to create over 3,000 required pieces of different coral species and sizes to realize this amazing art and education project. Later this year, Courtney will come back to Bali for the second workshop on glazing, followed by a final installation workshop in December at CTC’s new Center for Marine Conservation.