Ceramics pick of the month – Rachel Boixnboim

Ceramicist of the month - Rachel Boixnboim-Eclectic Trends

This is the first official post for all readers and I have to tell you I am posting very little this month since the rebranding process is in full swing, and all I can tell you already is, the new Eclectic Trends will be quite different. I am very happy with the first drawings and can’t wait to go online in the upcoming weeks.

But for today, let’s go back to one of my favorite series and present you some ceramics work done with porcelain worth spreading the word.

Ceramicist of the month - Rachel Boixnboim-Eclectic Trends

Born in Haifa, Israel, Rachel Boixnboim has been working on this series already a while ago. She decided to sew a fabric mold based on her mother old teapots adding different textiles and makes the stitch as an important part of the design. She later completed the tea set with cups, plates, sugar container and a milk jug.

Ceramicist of the month - Rachel Boixnboim-Eclectic Trends Ceramicist of the month - Rachel Boixnboim-Eclectic Trends Ceramicist of the month - Rachel Boixnboim-Eclectic Trends

Ceramicist of the month - Rachel Boixnboim-Eclectic Trends

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 which makes it fragile and special.

Each item is different and unique and matches a 100% with my own philosophy I have at White Atelier Ceramics. That’s probably why I feel that drawn to her work. Rachel did on a later stage a similar project of fabric molds with vases only which is really beautiful too. And let me tell you, it looks much easier than it is, she got a great technician at her side I guess (or has an amazing talent). During the firing process, the pieces move and expand in that kind of mold and you just don’t know what are you getting out of it. Opening the kiln is always such a surprise. And one of my favorite moments every time… G, x

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