by Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 18 December 2013

Victorian elegance and sophistication gets a dab of the macabre in Edinburgh-based artist Jessica Harrison’s collectible ceramic ladies. Ok maybe not a dab of the macabre, more of a splash. The ceramic figures are part of Body & Soul: New International Ceramics at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. The exhibit features the human figure in contemporary ceramics.

Her ceramic ladies sport neck wounds, ripped hearts, chopped off heads, and misplaced body parts, all ruining their beautiful dresses.  But you have to hand it to the ladies, they still managed to keep their poise and smile for the camera.