from the Synesthesis series
15 x 9 cm (object)
18 x 16 cm (glass lid)
porcelain with binder, engobe, glaze, metal and glass lid
Colours can sooth, embrace, cheer you up, bring sadness, anxiety, and even pain. I explored my personal associations between colours and shapes/structure. As a result, I created unpleasantly coloured product archetypes which project the feelings invoked by bright colours into physical form. The cute embryotic shape of the objects calls for holding them in one’s hand while the sharp thorns dig into one’s skin. Placing the objects under the glass lids amplifies the feeling of danger and toxicity.
Each object is a unique hand-made item made of my own compound of porcelain and reedmace fibres (Typha Iatifolia). To get the slick and smooth surface, I apply 3-4 layers of engobe. E. A.
About the artist
* 26.6. 1999, Bratislava, Slovakia
2019 - present - Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, ceramics and porcelain studio MgA. Milan Pekař
2015 - 2019 - Josef Vydra School of Applied Art in Bratislava, Department of Ceramics
2014 - 2015 - C. S. Lewis Bilingual Grammar School, Bratislava
2021 - Design block, with the UMPRUM ceramics and porcelain studio
2020 - Designblok, with the UMPRUM ceramics and porcelain studio
2018 - Representation of Slovakia at Design Week in Brussels
2018 - Junior Design Fest in Bratislava