MA Material Futures
Central Saint Martins
Marta is a product designer and maker.
For her project Urban Mines, Marta took electronic artefacts or e-waste – the biggest and fastest growing type of manufactured waste – and transformed them into tools for a ceramic workshop. Creating a series of new machines from e-waste that she found in the street in London, Marta remodelled the redundant appliances she collected to make functioning, operational tools with a new purpose: to create unique ceramic objects. Combining traditional craft with dated technology and innovative design processes, Marta’s work draws attention to a waste problem that is only set to increase in our culture of endless upgrades.
(Top row, left to right)
Pottery wheel (Washing Machine)
The Clay Extruder (vacuum cleaner)
(Bottom row, left to right)
Table and ceramics
The Table (Microwave)