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Exercise: Contemporary Ceramics

 

 

 

Looking at painted ceramic plates from the past.

From pretty much every corner of the globe you can find painted ceramic dishes.

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I love how the japanese repair broken ceramics with gold so that the imperfection and scar is highlighted in a positive light.

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Traditionally in a few cultures such as portuguese, spanish and evenutally passed to brazil, angola and mexico, blue ink was used to paint on ceramiz tiles, plates, bowls etc

the link below leads to a Mexican ceramic exhibition using the plates and vidual story telling. Its modern depictions with a sense of the past on the plates give the ceramics a contemporary feel.

http://arttattler.com/archiveeduardosarabia.html

 

For my ceramic plate designs I created two illustrations that play on the japanese kinstukoroi. The illustrations represent how people can also be scarred but that could be something that we are proud of.

 

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