We’re totally digging Sichuan-born artist Song Wei’s unexpected and yet completely comprehensible juxtaposition of porcelain (a traditional Chinese symbol) with consumer products such as burgers and teddy bears.
Katsuyo Aoki is a Japanese sculptor from Tokyo who uses porcelain to create her series of skull shaped works, entitled Predictive Dream. As she says: ‘The decorative styles, patterns and symbolic forms I allude to and incorporate in my works each contain a story based on historical backgrounds and ideas, myths, and allegories’. These sculptures take me back to that childhood movie, The Dark Crystal, or even The Predator.
Andrés Gallardo transforms vintage porcelain figures into small jewellery. He is inspired by elements of flora and fauna, and he works it out using leather, woods, gold, and silver. He is self-taught, highly intuitive at handcrafting.