Ceramic object "Cherry Ginja"


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Ceramic + Wood | Handmade and Unique | Size 21 x 48 cm | Weight ca. 1.5 kg


Ceramic object "Cherry Ginja"

Harvesting ceramic fruit from Brazil's northern region.

Brazilian designer Selma Calheira does not only present the natural form of apple, pear and cherry, these fruit also contain many 'vitamins'. Obviously, that is not meant in the chemical sense of the word; Calheira's fruit are made from ceramic after all. Figuratively speaking, however, these objects are created in Bahia in a social project initiated by the artist, supporting the disadvantaged rural population in Brazil's northern region and training talented craftsmen as professional ceramicists. Their ceramic objects, based on Calheira's designs, they have the opportunity to earn a basic living.

Her ceramic fruit "based on nature" can be placed on their own, as a group, in a bowl or as a sculpture. They are manufactured in a sophisticated manual process. The brown stems are made from wood, a very nice contrast with the ceramic body. Every piece is unique.

Ceramic object "Cherry Ginja": size 21 x 48 cm. Weight ca. 1.5 kg.

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Directions of contemporary art, in which objects are exhibited as themselves and used for artistic composition.

Object art was a means of expression of Cubism, Dadaism and Surrealism, and in the course of their development to the present day had spawned various presentation techniques.

Ceramic product made from kaolin, quartz and feldspar.

Porcelain is formed by turning or pressing. Figural representations are cast. Complex molds have to be cast in sections and then "applied". After molding, the pieces are dried and "burnt" at about 900 °C. After that, the glaze is applied and fired at temperatures between 1,240 °C and 1,445 °C. In major manufactures, the porcelain is painted by hand with each color separately and has to be burned in compliance with narrow temperature tolerances.

The porcelain was invented in China and became widespread in Europe in the 16th century. The first European porcelain factory was founded in Meissen in 1710.

Other famous European porcelain factories are Fürstenberg, Höchst, Schwarzburger Werkstätten, Lladró, Nymphenburg, KPM, Augarten, Sèvres, Limoges, Royal Copenhagen, Worcester. Individual factories label their products with the porcelain brands that serve to identify their origin.

Related links:
Schwarzburg Workshops of the Porcelain Art

A plastic work of sculptural art made of wood, stone, ivory, bronze or other metals.

While sculptures from wood, ivory or stone are made directly from the block of material, for bronze casting a working model is prepared at first. Usually it is made of clay or other easily shaped materials.

The prime time of sculpture after the Roman antiquity was the Renaissance. Impressionism gave a new impulse to the sculptural arts. Also the contemporary artists, such as Jorg Immendorf, Andora, and Markus Lupertz enriched the sculpture with outstanding works.


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