House dust is commonly perceived as dirty, intrusive and repulsive. We know it as fine grey dry powder consisting of tiny particles and waste matter collecting on surfaces or carried in the air. It is often associated with unkempt and neglected environments, where as a clean environment is considered as civilised and proper. ‘Dust matters’ aims is to re-evaluate this ‘dirt’, and convey the value of dust as an indicator of our environment, showing how it reflects our daily life and trace of our journey trough the world.
Focusing on an individual’s private sphere, I have collected samples of dust from the domestic home. Observing the different inherent components, I have experimented with the dust samples as a ceramic ‘ glaze’, creating a range of bespoke vessels that display the different comparative environments, and ultimately tell a story of their origin location.