"Stoma Fotia (or fire mouth) explores the research at the University of Birmingham’s School of Dentistry on high temperature and fire. Working with artist Justin Wiggan researcher Melissa Grant developed a research programme to explore the oral health implications of using the Life Echo process. Wiggan, working with Kings Norton fire station’s White Watch, created individual soundscapes derived from the firefighters’ positive memories.

Former PhD student Michael Sandholzer worked with Prof Gabriel Landini to complete his thesis on heat-induced alterations of dental tissues. His works have been received very well and could help with post-mortem identification via dental records. Inspired by this research Grant worked with Laurie Ramsell and his 3D ceramic printer at Modern Clay in Birmingham to create 3D printed teeth from low temperature clay that was distorted with high temperature."

Mellisa Grant

Featured at the Birmingham Dental Hospital - 'Open Wide: Stoma Fotia'
23rd July - 21st September 2018

'Stoma Fotia' - clay, glaze

Photographs by Mellisa Grant

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