Friday, November 18, 2011

Another Cut Above

A technique we can't get enough of, quite literallysince it is rare and hard to find. The flowers you see are not painted, but hand-carved into the porcelain. Created for Heinrich as part of their Gemmo line designed by Karl Leutner in 1954. This turquoise beauty started off as a simple blue glazed porcelain vase and then after firing was carved and cut to reveal the white below the surface. The vessel's shape and design motif is likely an homage to the art of the Japanese Meiji period.
Massive and important at 10' by 10" 

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