Zemer Peled, an Israeli artist, creates fascinating floral sculptures made out of thousands of ceramic shards. Her contemporary design is bursting with simple yet beautiful white and blue motif. The artist’s work is parallel to the natural phenomena of nature, the cosmic cycle of Destruction and Creation. Yes, she creates hard-fired ceramic clay sheets and then smashed them to pieces in order to create again — a whole new extraordinary creation. Truly her work is amazing!
Peled is no ordinary ceramic artist. She has an MA in Ceramics and Glass from the Royal College of Art in London. And Her work has been exhibited at various museums and galleries, including Sotheby’s and Saatchi Gallery, London; Eretz, and The Museum Tel Aviv, Israel; and the Orangerie du Senate, Paris.
Here’s the artist’s statement:
Zemer Peled’s work examines the beauty and brutality of the natural world. Her sculptural language is formed by her surrounding landscapes and nature, engaging with themes of nature and memory, identity and place.
Her works are formed of ceramic shards, constructed into sculptures and installations. Using a slab roller Peled makes sheets of clay which are fired, and then smashed into pieces with a hammer, creating a contrast between soft and solid material. Her current body of work is inspired by the Blue and White floral and landscape designs painted on Japanese Wares. Peled’s series of contemporary sculptures are made out of thousands of porcelain shards, coloured with blue cobalt, which are then restructured into anthropomorphic and zoomorphic sculptural forms.
All images courtesy of Zemer Peled, and are published with permission.