puddles of patterned porcelain

For her sculpture series Nomad Patterns, London-based Chilean artist Livia Marin creates ceramic cups and kettles that melt into puddles of porcelain while surprisingly retaining their original printed designs. The elaborate faux Chinese motifs of willows, birds and pagodas float out into a glossy ceramic pool still in perfect detail.
Interested in the issues of brokenness and recuperation, Marin’s contrived ceramics question the strength of the relationships we establish with the everyday material objects that we use so habitually. Normally once something is broken, it either stops being used or is thrown away, but every so often a damaged object may linger if the owner feels particularly attached or sentimental.
It is that moment of decision or indecision that can bring new significance to an item that fascinates Marin. She attempts to recreate that necessary judgment in these ambiguously, useful objects and while the integrity and stability of this china should obviously be dubious after such spontaneous liquification, the decorated pottery is still beautiful and alluring in its destruction.

[via my modern met]

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Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 60’s, Tom developed a strong desire to create positive change for people and planet.


He went on to pursue his passion for art and design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and worked for design firms in Southern California before moving to Boise, Idaho in the early 80’s. Foerstel Design opened its doors in 1985. Since its inception, the firm has cultivated a bold, happy, forward-looking team focussed on creating distinct and effective work on behalf of their clients.


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