Test Tiles


The Test Tiles project interlinks with Dyad’s Failed Pots project: as Dyad’s ceramic-making develops, objects are provided – standing as instances of progression or important markers of improvement in the learning process – to be broken, smashed and re-assembled.

One iteration of this project is a commission and collaboration with artists Davide Lakshmanasamy & Jake Francis for The Clunker: the tiles are presented in a vending machine and, upon selection, fall and break into the access tray. The audience member sees the object break and is then supplied with the pieces and the materials to re-assemble them however they wish. The Clunker will tour several festivals including Manchester International.

Another iteration offers the buyer different options and methods to destroy the object themselves: they are then given the relevant materials to re-assemble it how they wish.