shira shoval: bones
 
shira shoval: bones shira shoval: bones
jan 10, 2012

shira shoval: bones

porcelain bones, photo by Dr. Shlomo Lee Abrahmov

textile and ceramic design are two ancient crafts that have been around for ages but are still very open to new interpretations. in this project I use 100% cotton rope and porcelain slip. the rope is dipped in porcelain and then wound and tied into different forms. The porcelain is absorbed in the fibers, and the rope becomes a kind of mould. The pieces are then burned in an alectric kiln at a very high temperature, leaving only a thin peel of porcelain and a hollow center where the rope used to be. finally, I break the forms into small elements exposing the void and textures of the rope which is no longer there.

porcelain bones

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porcelain bones

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cotton rope

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