Artist: Marta Torrent-Boix

three unusual constructed devices

The Artifacts

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.

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a constructed machine
a contstructed machine stands on a tripod
a woman stands near a machine which has a newly thrown clay pot on top.

(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)

In:Site 2022

Marta is one of 20 artists who were selected to show their work at In:Site 2022. The event will take place in spring 2022.
Find out more about the other artists.

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a woman sits at a homemade spinning wheel made from upcycled materials.

Artist: Marta Torrent-Boix

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A sock with a textile embroidered head protruding from the heel.


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