porcelain & pigment
8 x 8 cm mounted on hardwood
collection of artist
Cups, vases and objects made using her private collection of daily and mass produced (plastic food) packaging
In her earlier work you can see her fascination for daily and mass produced packaging. These packaging are part of our daily surroundings and are meant to be thrown away after their use.
She collected certain plastic food trays with geometric paterns that were used for packaging cheese, meat, chocolates or cookies. Also other plastick packages containing lemon juice or the paper package for her computer cartridge.
She saw a hidden beauty in these objects and they inspired her to create new ceramic works. This way she altered these seemingly uninteresting packaging into new, unique and long lasting objects. She created a new existence and a new function for them and found a way to reveal their beauty.
The vase ‘Vase’ has won her a prize in the ’56th Premio Faenza’, Italy.
For this vase she used four casts of a plastic tray that came with a box of chocolates.
Vase ‘Vase’ – plastic tray from chocolates
Stoneware, glazed inside
18,5 x 16,5 x 16,5 cm