Why are we eager to use certain items and not others? What is our relationship with objects? To answer those questions, I turned to the Japanese tea drinking ceremony which illustrates the relationships between the participants of the ritual and the objects. The ceremonial character, the aesthetic and accompanying emotions became the starting point for the projects of a series of ceramic dishes, called Umi. The Wabi-Sabi aesthetic is about studying nature. I observed a sea and as a result, I produced items which contain: suggestiveness, simplicity, emptiness, irregularity. They have no defined function and yet are part of the everyday.
Each dish consists of empty, functional space and walls. Umi, according to its two-sidedness, consists of two different types of emptiness that might be used. The project has six objects made from porcelain, their usage and function depend on the user or situation.

Project: Irina Grishina
Year: 2015
On the photos: Mateusz Halawa
Photos: Irina Grishina






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