Sculpture "Lines"
  • TitleSculpture "Lines"
  • Technique/ MaterialColored porcelain, cylindrical in shape and collapsed in the burn
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b x dj) 32 x 26 x 26 cm
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Lauren Nauman, American, born 1990
  • CategoryApplied art and design, Ceramic
  • ClassificationSkulptur
  • Inventory No.NMK 143/2018
  • AcquisitionDonated 2018 by the Friends of the Nationalmuseum, Bengt Julins Fund
  • Description
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    Lauren Nauman uses a technique in which she applies porcelain clay via a pipette so that it runs down the inside of a smooth cylindrical pipe. She applies each line of porcelain close to another. Once the clay has dried she carefully removes the object from the mould. Firing shrinks and alters the porcelain, and the rigid cylinder shape collapses. The shape can be partly influenced by placing different supports in the kiln, but she doesn’t know what the result will be like until she opens the kiln door; about half the objects break in firing.