vessels made from felt coiled on a potter's wheel by siba sahabi
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feb 04, 2013
vessels made from felt coiled on a potter's wheel by siba sahabi



‘between two rivers’ carafe collection by siba sahabi
image © lisa klappe

 

 

 

siba sahabi: between to rivers
museum ons’ lieve heer op solder, amsterdam
at winterSALON/ 2013 on now through to february 17th, 2013

 

translated from the ancient greek term mesopotamia, ‘between two rivers’ — the sculptural vessels by amsterdam-based designer siba sahabi — makes the connection between this ancient land – located between the rivers – with its pottery innovations and western ceramics culture which developed through these new technologies. a circular, ribbed finish is one of the distinguishing characteristics of minyan ware which reflects its production process on a potter’s turntable. although the turntable no longer plays a significant role in the production of modern large-scale pottery today, the appearance of 
hand-turned ceramics is often imitated by producing circular shapes with fine ridges.


‘between two rivers’ carafe collection
image © lisa klappe

 

the objects from the collection, that comprise a series of carafes and cups, are made from coiled colored felt strips (3mm thick) coated with a layer of paint on both sides. in this way, each object shows three colors: the original color of the felt (surface of the ridges), the inside, and outside of the objects. the dense felt material translates the heavy appearance of the minyan ware and exaggerates the appearance of the over-sized objects, some of which are up to 50cm high. 


‘between two rivers’ carafe collection
image © lisa klappe

 

 


‘between two rivers’ carafe collection
image © lisa klappe

 

 


image © lisa klappe

 

 


‘pallas athena’ short movie

 

 

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