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Compromise

The Compromise collection by Studio Bilge Nur Saltik celebrates the nuances of the ceramic throwing technique.

 

In the process of throwing ceramics on the wheel, a ceramicist often cuts his creation in-half, to check the thickness of its walls. While this process and ritual compromise the piece at hand, it also exposes the beautiful cross-section of freshly thrown ceramic vessels and showcases the outcomes of great craftsmanship.

 

For the Compromise collection, this series of objects was first created using the ceramic throwing technique and then sliced away at, very uniquely, at oblique angles. Owing to this, the vessels exhibit a new kind of angled thickness that has not been seen before. The vessels seem to possess two contradicting qualities at once: complete and incomplete, finessed and raw, and they aspire to a new kind of beauty–one rooted in incomplete perfection.