porcelain garden by cecilia borghi
 
porcelain garden by cecilia borghi porcelain garden by cecilia borghi
apr 03, 2012

porcelain garden by cecilia borghi

porcelain flower with oxblood glaze, reduction firing by cecilia borghi

ceramicist cecilia borghi based in buenos aires, argentina, is currently working on a project called ‘porcelain garden’ inspired by her past years work as decal maker.

‘my inspiration comes from traditional china floral decals. after working for several years on the decal making process, from drawing the sketches to screen-printing, I became interested in the decorative patterns, which, though many times inspired by real plants, are then transformed and stylized to fit the corporeal shapes of the pieces. my aim is to recreate those flower designs into three-dimensional objects. every piece is an imaginary flower. I don’t make sketches, just develop the shapes during the modeling process’.

to make the flowers and buds she uses slip-cast forms on which she attaches the petals and details and sometimes adds perforations. she later applies traditional glazes such as oxblood, celadon and tenmoku obtained by reduction firing. the final objects are exhibited hanging from the wall and arranged in groups to resemble a garden as a large collage of decals.

porcelain flower with celadon glaze, reduction firing by cecilia borghi

porcelain flower with black satin glaze by cecilia borghi

porcelain flower with oxblood glaze, reduction firing by cecilia borghi

porcelain flower with oxblood glaze, reduction firing by cecilia borghi

porcelain flower by cecili borghi

porcelain flower with oxblood glaze, reduction firing by cecilia borghi

http://www.ceciliaborghi.com

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