TAMSIN VAN ESSEN, VANITAS VANITATUM VASE: "influenced from 17th century dutch vanitas paintings...using an etching tool to remove material from the slip cast porcelain forms and a sandblaster in its bisqued state, the decoration becomes part of the ceramic structure. during the last kiln firing, areas of the vases begin to peel"
israeli artist and designer rachel boxnboim: process-oriented sculptures out of clay. In her 'alice' series, boxnboim begins by sewing a soft mold, the first of which was inspired by her mother's old teapot. she then fills it with liquid porcelain, allowing it to stick to the walls of the mold, and pours out the excess. during the kiln-firing process, the fabric burns away, leaving a thin cloth-like layer of clay, imprinted with the texture of the original mold.