ADD FUEL is the work of Portuguese artist Diogo Machado.
The rich Burmantofts Pottery history and catalogue present in the city of Leeds was the starting point and main inspiration for this public art piece. I work through research, reevaluation, redesign and recreation, so for me it was a pleasure to work and rework this rich immense cultural patrimony. ECHOES is meant to be truly unique but also truly familiar to the community where it is installed; an echo of the past living vividly in the present.
Thank you to the entire team at East Street Arts.
Photo © Doug Gillen from Fifth Wall TV