Collection dinnerware “Seagulls” consists of plates, pialas and saucers of different depth and size. All products are molded by hand from white clay and decorated with painting on raw enamel.
In decorating, I often turn to painting on raw enamel, this technique most of all reminds me of watercolor, its transparency, purity and lightness. Ceramics rough and mundane material, combined with this painting, it takes off, adds tenderness and fragility.
Each work, even the smallest one, is unique in its own way, as it was created by hand-making techniques and hand-painted according to individual sketches.
For me it is important to work with each product individually, improve it, feel the material with which I work, its softness, suppleness and strength, listen to it, follow its call in moments. The result of this tandem is the unevenness of the form, in which I see a special beauty, each imperfection has its own perfection, which is the original design.
All products have a thin crock, they are light, this weightlessness is needed to avoid discomfort, so that it seemed that there is no dish between you and food, the dinnerware are just a beautiful wrapper, an aesthetic addition.
And yet, a thin crock has its characteristic sound and beautiful fragility, holding such items in their hands, a desire arises to protect them, they as if ask for a proper attitude to themselves.
Technique: Hand molding, Hand painted
Material: White clay
Author: Sofia Gorbachevska