Kristen Wicklund is undeniably a compelling argument for anybody wanting to undertake pottery as a vocation (such as moi!). To have the power to bestow blessings such as these to the world is the greatest privilege! Ok. Maybe I dramatize unreasonably, but her work is so beautiful and so inspiring that its hard to stop.
The pieces are crocheted cotton lace dipped in liquid porcelain and fired in a mold, which burns the fiber out completely and leaves a hollow porcelain shell of lace. The creativity of people and the ingenuity of their devices fascinate me.
Lace and porcelain. Doesn't it sound quaint, exquisite and whimsical. As if it would form part of a story that started 'Once upon a time...' with everyone living 'happily ever after' in the end. Sigh!
And this is not all she does. She makes the same thing with plastic bags! Talk about triple whammy! You couldn't say no to this girl if you tried!
|This is lace (measuring 5 feet across and growing) which is made from strips of plastic shopping bags.|