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Claudi CASANOVAS | Llosa de Leku

 
CASANOVAS, Claudi
Spain 1956
Llosa de Leku
Pedres Blanques (White Stones) series 2003
Ceramic
porcelain with felspar and volcanic grit
Porcelain powder is mixed with feldspar or volcanic grit - the mix is pressed into wooden crates and frozen to -30 °c . The frozen clay is broken into a predetermined shape - finding the most interesting cracks and forms. During thawing the clay is supported in a plaster cast, when dry it is fired to 1300 °c. Once fired, the solid pieces weigh up to 100 kg and measure up to 67 cm high. Most are sculpted with a hammer or chisel - as if they were stone.
34.0 (h) x 88.0 (w) x 65.0 (d) cm
Gift of Raphy Star.
NGA 2005.591
Photographer: Cece Arimany
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