Claire Loder’s Intriguingly Strange Ceramic Heads

It’s day 2 of Brown Paper Bag’s Ceramics Week! Today, let’s take a look at Claire Loder’s intriguing heads…

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I’m simultaneously disturbed and enthralled by Claire Loder’s work. The strange and beautifully-crafted ceramic pieces have an air of mystery about them. We see their soft facial expressions as well large, foreign-looking growths that cover the entirety of their face. Loder speaks about the concept behind her heads:

Since august 2005 I have been preoccupied with making heads and faces, exploring the possibilities for psychological narratives. Contemplation and melancholy are perpetual undercurrents. As I rarely deal with anything below the neck I’m interested in the head as a metaphor for the complete body.

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  • Reply kelly rae September 2, 2014 at 10:21 am

    these are lovely 🙂

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