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

 

Hand building lively organic forms, Janny 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 canvases. Ombres and color blocks coexist on the surface much like geometric forms periodically emerge from the curving masses. Trained as an architect, ceramics has freed Janny to create the fantastical shapes that are tethered to reality with fleeting moments of geometry and structure.