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Illusion - Raw Clay Sculpture

Melissa Knoesen

South Africa

Sculpture, Ceramic on Ceramic

Size: 15.6 W x 12.2 H x 9.4 D in

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Each ceramic piece begins as a concept in my mind. However, as I work with the clay, it seems to assert its own identity, guiding the piece to become what it wants to be. I become a vessel, shaping the form in response to the clay's inherent nature. It's an intuitive progression, where my initial idea morphs into a living, breathing creation. This mirrors the way lines and curves take shape naturally. There's a subtle influence of Wabi Sabi, an imperfection that adds character to each piece, reflecting the nuanced interplay between intention and the clay's own creative journey.

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Sculpture:Ceramic on Ceramic

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:15.6 W x 12.2 H x 9.4 D in

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Nestled in the tranquil surroundings of Kalk Bay, Cape Town, my ceramic creations embody the subtle artistry guided by the clay's natural malleability. Within the quietude of my home studio, each piece takes shape with careful consideration, allowing the clay to express itself in a nuanced dance of experimentation and sculptural freedom. In this intimate space, the graceful curves come alive, forming a diverse collection of unique ceramic pieces. Guided by intuition and a deep appreciation for the inherent qualities of the material, I primarily focus on creating raw clay pieces, emphasizing their unglazed, natural beauty. However, in a select few, I've ventured into the realm of glaze experimentation, adding a new layer of depth to these particular pieces. Inspired by the philosophy of Wabi Sabi, there's a gentle acknowledgment of imperfection and transience woven into each creation. Join me on a journey where the focus is on the refined interplay between artistic intent, the essence of the clay, and the transformative nature of techniques. Explore the subtle nuances of unglazed pieces while discovering the experimental dimension that glaze brings to a chosen few, enhancing the depth and expression in this evolving collection of ceramic works.

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