I have started 2022 by playing with porcelain slip, experimenting and inventing new techniques. It all rolled out into something unique and unexpected and I have ended up working on series of porcelain dolls (or should I call them pose-able figurines?) which I have named ”White canvas”.
Why white canvas? Because white canvas represents new start and millions of possibilities to paint it the way you want. With all the madness and turmoil that is overwhelming the world since 2019, I felt overloaded and suffocated and I needed that white calm space where I can sort my thoughts and start something new. This is how my white canvas was born. When you look at a completely white figurine, you can paint it in your imagination and see it differently everyday.
A little bit about the technique
My inspiration for this technique came from “Dresden porcelain figurines”. I am combining slip casting, lace dipping and sculpting. The figurines are partially glazed in order to make them stronger and also to reveal the beautiful texture of fabrics and laces contrasting a matt skin. My special touch – the possibility to change the pose of the figurine’s legs and head. Yes – this is what my “ribbon jointed” dolls have evolved in to.
The first white figurine of the series is “Dream”. Because it always starts with a dream. It is important to have a dream then to make it into a goal, to take an action and finally turn it into an achievement.
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