The online magazine Colossal, an international platform for contemporary art and visual expression that explores a vast range of creative disciplines, always knows how to present artists who create outstanding, sometimes somewhat bizarre works a little outside the mainstream. Recently they have shared an article about the “Delicate Spikes and Lush Petals from Avital Avital’s Voluptuous Porcelain Vessels”.
About Avital Avital they write: “The diverse world of plants and flowers is a source of fascination for this ceramic artist, who crafts delicately detailed vessels from porcelain. In her studio in Ramat Gan, Israel, she sculpts slender petals, fragile spikes, and orbs dabbed with confectionary-like dots. She is interested in the relationship between functionality and decoration, drawing on the rich history of clay as a medium and mingling technical skill with conceptual ideas.”
Inspired by nature’s boundless variety of forms and colors, her choice of material complements her subject matter: “I am interested in balancing between the delicacy of the porcelain and its strength and to use its potential transparency by sculpting colorful petals that are skin-like when directed to a source of light.”
It is definitely worth looking at all the ceramic objects featured in the above mentioned Colossal article.