Caroline Slotte Cuts Away at Antique Plates to Create New Stories

We’re closing in on Ceramics Week here, and it’s been fun! Let’s keep it going with the incredible work of of Helsinki-based artist Caroline Slotte.

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I often think of antique porcelain plates as being something that you’d add to rather than subtract from. Boy, did Slotte prove me wrong! She cuts into the center of the second-hand objects and places multiple pieces on top of one another. That way, you can see what’s been carved and sanded away and how that creates an entirely new scene (and with it, story).

Here’s some more explanation from her artist statement:

The reworking of second hand objects play a pivotal role in Caroline Slotte´s practice. She manipulates found materials, primarily ceramic everyday items, so that they take on new meanings. The tensions between the recognizable and the enigmatic, the ordinary and the unexpected are recurring thematic concerns. More recent explorations reveal an expanded interest in material perception and material recognition, teasing out situations where the initial visual identification fails resulting in an unsettling state of material confusion.

Fascinating! Be sure to check out her website to get a better view of the details. (Via Colossal)

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