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Nerikomi-esque Porcelain Vessels
by Janny Baek, Korea / USA

 

Hand building lively amoebic forms, Janny’s work incorporates color through pigmented clay bodies that are partially patterned in a Nerikomi process of stacking and cutting strata of colors. Geometric blocks of pattern blend smoothly into fields of solid colors, responding to the curves of her three-dimensional canvas. Color ombres and blocks coexist on the surface just like geometric forms periodically emerge from the curving masses. Trained as an architect, ceramics has freed Janny to create the indulgent and complex shapes that are tethered to reality fleeting moments of geometry and structure.