Ceramic rings made from recycled pieces of ceramic, the rings are entirely handmade; some covered with prints, some only with glaze and gold luster,
The idea behind this collection was to revile the beauty, the simplicity of the shape, and the aesthetics of the broken, damaged and imperfect imbedded in them.
Aesthetics of Fragmentation
In the core of this project stands the ceramic fragment. This fragment – a part of a whole, supposedly damaged and not intended for use, becomes the center of the work.
The project has begun with testing and research of fractures and their shapes. Pottery was broken randomly in different sizes and shape in a manner I could not have expected. I came to the awareness that the fractured piece reveals the material, sensual and mental interior.
As I became fascinated with these fractured shapes, I take that idea and integrate it into the design, so it becomes an integral part of the objects. The fractured piece immediately draws the eye, and it reveals something about the material, and exposing the inside content. In this process working with fragments, I found their beauty, their simplicity of the shape, and the aesthetics of the broken, damaged and imperfect imbedded in them.
I developed a method which combines handmade work with casting. Therefore, the fragments become part of the objects, but the conflict in the material, visual and mental between the part and the whole, between the rough and the smooth still exists.