Object and Totem
The wholesome goodness of Brooklyn based ‘Object and Totem’ is expressed in grainy textured reciprocals and buoyant baubles. With a leant towards the ceramics of the 70’s these beauties have a contemporary twist that although fluid, is more refined, and far less gaudy.
Speckled and freckled, each piece subdued tonally has affectionate characteristics. The ‘Loop Urn’ is garnished with symmetrical nodules that create a rhythmic quality, while the pirouetting frill neck of the ‘Smoke Ring Doorknob’ visually levitates the base. Burnt fibers haphazardly scrawl across soft glazed surfaces, uncontrolled graphics on an otherwise perfect vessel.
Julianne Ahn the lady behind ‘Object and Totem’, formally trained in textile design, found her love for clay in 2007 while taking classes at the Clay Studio in Philadelphia. A happy chance encounter that evolved into ‘Objects – vessels – and Totems – jewellery’, illustrates how life is forever offering us up opportunities.
Credits: Object and Totem