Kristin McKirdy's works are seductive in their beauty of material and purity of form. The viewer is engaged in a dialogue around a theme. Ceramic forms, having been closely linked to human activity for millennia, are charged with powerful symbols. Kristin McKirdy plays with this suggestive aspect of ceramic forms to express elements linked to human experience. The close link between pottery forms and the human body is also exploited metaphorically.
Being is what interests me - being facing oneself, facing others, facing the world
Somewhere between metalwork and traditional jewellery-making, Karl Mazlo creates new textures by borrowing techniques from various arts and crafts, such as chasing and engraving, and making his own tools to best work the material. His artistic process continues in the creation of miniature objects, made in collaboration with different precious metals, most often inspired by skills imported from Japan. His work also involves enhancing the talismanic side of jewellery, which he develops on bespoke pieces, adjusting the choice of stones and sculptural forms according to the history and sensibility of the customer. He perfects his techniques and enriches his material library as he travels.
Lauréate du Prix Liliane Bettencourt pour l'Intelligence de la Main® 2009 En savoir plus