Broken is not broken not useful is useful
This wall ceramic sculpture is part of my Closed Sculpture Series. It explores combined forms that inclose space.
I wanted to continue exploring wall sculptures as the sculptures take on a different presence on the wall as compared to a freestanding sculpture. The inspiration was very much process driven as I was looking at ways to combine spheres thrown on the potters wheel.
After all the hard work of making the piece, the glaze ran and stuck to the kiln shelf. I broke one piece by taking it off the shelf. However I decided all is not lost, I repaired the piece and know it has taken on a new life. This got me questioning what it really means to say something is broken. I kept the repair marks exposed as I thought it was interesting to see the contrast between the purple and the white and also to reveal its history.
Information about this artwork
The making of this wall sculpture consists of singular spheres that were thrown on the potters wheel then cut up and joined together to create a whole form. Made from stoneware, purple glaze from Japan fired to a final temperature of 1220c.
Dimensions: H24 W50 D5
This wall ceramic sculpture is sold as a set of two pieces. It has multiple holes on the back so that it can be positioned on the wall with strong nails or screws, it is intended to be displayed indoors only.
This is an original ceramic wall sculpture, hand signed on the back of each piece and includes a certificate of authenticity.
Please note that the cactus is not included!