Ornate Birds and Sea Creatures
October 22, 2018 4:36 PM   Subscribe

sculptures of animals from the land and sea, crafting realistic depictions with a surreal edge. Each porcelain creature features elaborate elements that connect the animal back to its natural environment—such as green leaves that sprout from the wings of a black cockatoo, or tiny yellow fish that are found along the spines of her ornately patterned seahorses.
posted by MovableBookLady (9 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
A teeny bit creepy but really pretty!
posted by readinghippo at 7:13 PM on October 22, 2018

Lovely work!
posted by BlueHorse at 7:13 PM on October 22, 2018

I'll echo my partner, who has years more ceramics experience than I: "These would be astonishing if they were made in any medium, but it's absolutely mind-blowing that these were made in porcelain."
posted by brook horse at 7:23 PM on October 22, 2018 [1 favorite]

That is the kind of work that begs for the library of an eccentric writer/scientist/artist. The surreal quality and the movement within them make them seem alive.
posted by Sequined Ballet Flats at 7:41 PM on October 22, 2018

Celebrating the natural via quasi-Surrealistic techniques. Bravo! Inspiring and wonderful.
posted by kozad at 8:24 PM on October 22, 2018

I am a fan of her work (I subscribe to her quarterly emails of new pieces), but it isn't what you imagine as traditional porcelain. They're light weight clay on metal armatures, and she is purposefully secretive about what clay and/or how exactly she makes them.
posted by vegartanipla at 8:59 PM on October 22, 2018

posted by jacquilynne at 1:28 AM on October 23, 2018

...she is purposefully secretive about what clay and/or how exactly she makes them.

No doubt! The more I look at them, I begin to realize this is magical and total witchcraft.
posted by BlueHorse at 4:25 PM on October 23, 2018

Absolutely beautiful.
posted by Ilira at 8:21 AM on November 2, 2018

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