Jacqueline Tse – Death by Sugar

This is the amazing conceptual porcelain works by the American artist Jacqueline Tse. These pieces are part of an ongoing series called Death by Sugar, and it’s filled by deep and powerful topics.

This is what she says about this series:

My work speaks to the anxieties of being human, particularly the dilemmas of everyday urban life. It is an ongoing exploration of shameless consumerism, both tangible and digital, to celebrate the beauty and flaws of this fragile condition.In this current body of work I call “Death by Sugar,” I use a variety of sculpting techniques such as hand building, carving, plaster mold making, slip casting, and slip piping. Intricate porcelain confections are created with an irresistibly perturbing charm, resulting in a surreal dimension beyond dreams where sugar and fetus skulls are remixed into a delicate bittersweet pop narrative.
White is the color of death in Chinese culture, and this series of work is about the peace I have made towards my sugar addiction. The bare bone-like surfaces of the porcelain are meant to be evocative and peaceful at the same time.

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Found via The Jealous Curator

Purple Crafts – Diem Chau

Delicate art!

I love how the Vietnamese artist Diem Chau explores different materials to create unique art pieces.

Using a minimal design, Diem creates illustrations with fabric and thread on different porcelain objects. The unusual mix of cotton, organza and silk with porcelain is surprisingly stunning.