Two ceramic birdcages, one closed and the other opened with the birds standing on the outside to represent the meaning of freedom and generosity. The artwork was crafted by hand and took a month to complete. The thin ceramic strips that form the cages are cleverly shaped and glazed to look like real bamboo slats. When fired at 1,250°C, the slats appeared as soft as noodles. Once off the fire, they developed a natural settlement that accidentally created a fascinating shape, thus improving the concept of the initial work. Creating artwork that is both beautiful and has significance is the ultimate gift for the Artisan.
Dimension height 40cm, width 20cm
Technique hand pottering, hand throwing