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Our Precious Water

Water, which established and destroyed civilizations in world history, is more valuable than ever. If we continue to consume water unconsciously, all living things on our planet will face serious danger in the near future.

For the project 'Our Precious Water' I made a number of very fine, almost filigree porcelain recipients. This is a hanging installation - an echo of a cloud promising a rain.

Our Precious Water
Our Precious Water

A set of 60 elements, H = 12cm - 23cm

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I want to draw public attention to the fact that water body is itself full of life, although not easily visible. I made a collection ‘Plankton’ inspired by micro organisms living in water, just thousands times bigger.

Planktons
Planktons

A set of 17 elements. H (of an element)= 8-10cm, stoneware, coiling

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Deep From the Sea
Deep From the Sea

A set of 3 elements. H (of an element)= 11-13cm, stoneware, coiling

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During my participation at the Baikal Ceramystica symposium on the Olkhon Island at the Baikal Lake, Russia, in 2018 I was impressed by the magnitude of this world’s biggest fresh water reservoir but also by its radiating mysticism. To celebrate it I made huge forms, thousands times bigger than the water micro organism that served as the inspiration.

Baikal Lake Plankton
Baikal Lake Plankton

A set of 5 elements. H (of an element)= 29-32cm, stoneware, coiling

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Another inspiration related to water came from life at the water edge – water birds. Their forms, perfectly adapted to their habitat I materialized in the collection “Together”.

Together
Together

H= 40cm - 42cm, stoneware, coiling

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Together
Together

H= 40cm - 42cm, stoneware, coiling

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The beauty of water containers that are found in traditional pottery I see as a materialisation of people’s admiration of water.  And it is that admiration that led me to make a serious of pieces of form and natural clay colour that reflect my inspiration from the traditional pottery.

The Glory of Water
The Glory of Water

H= 30cm - 32cm, stoneware, coiling

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The Glory of Water
The Glory of Water

H= 30cm - 32cm, stoneware, coiling

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