Hours of work go into ceramic pottery, so these new sculptures by Beccy Ridsdel are extra special, as they reveal their inner workings.
The UK artist refers to the plates as “dissections in progress,” and peels back areas of each piece in a manner not unlike a surgeon peeling back layers of flesh. Actual surgical instruments were used to enhance the anatomical nature of each piece in the ongoing “Under the Surface”, series. The plates are decorated with a second, hidden layer of colorful floral patterns, revealed by the first layer’s slick removal.
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Check out some of Ridsdel’s work below and find more on her online shop.