DETAIL: Toots ZYNSKY 'Pennellata' 2004, 'Filet de Verre' fused and thermoformed colour glass threads
Claudi CASANOVAS | Llosa de Leku

Spain 1956
Llosa de Leku
Pedres Blanques (White Stones) series 2003
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
  • Claudi Casanovas. Raphy Star.
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