Earlier this year I had the opportunity to meet local Batik artist, Mr. Sujak Rahman. It an experience and an exciting moment for me as I listened to him share on his supplies sources and watched his process of preparation behind a dye bath. Coincidentally, I flew to Chaingmai a few days after and attended a natural dye session with a local lady. During the session, I was introduced to colour dye using natural pigments from the biodiversity around us. As I continue my research and experimentation, I was amazed by how chemistry does magic in natural dye making the process always full of surprises.
I attempted to naturally dye porcelain and that failed as natural dye only works on fibre. Salt showcase the first successful result I had from my exploration around the theme of natural dye and ceramics. In these works, salt was the choice of mordants used to bind the natural colour pigment with the fabric.
If you are interested to read more about or even try natural dye at home, http://www.rebeccadesnos.com is a really good site to visit!