Mandala dish


Mandala dish

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made by Marina Lespérance Lopez in Montreal, Canada. This serie is the first of the cane challenges collection; where I ask my online community to participate in the creation of the collection by choosing an idea to be made in a nerikomi cane. I follow the concepts that naturally emerge from working with imposed subjects, and letting my natural gesture and the particularities of nerikomi technique add layers of meaning to the basic subjets. For this serie the subjets were 🍄 and 🐌. I chose to make a fly amanita for it's graphic interest and recognizable qualities, and for the snails, i made 2 facing each others, and shrinked the canes until it became closer to a pattern than a figurative image, but those who know know. Put nerikomi and mushrooms together and it's inevitable to go to psychedelic hippie territory. 

It's a trip. 🌀🌀🌀

porcelain, ceramic pigments, unglazed

Approximate dimensions 

  • Height: 2 cm
  • Width: 19 cm

decorative piece

No microwave and handwash. Handmade ceramics are fragile by nature, they should be treated with the same care as your fanciest wine glasses. 

The dimensions given are approximate and can vary slightly. Each object is hand builded without the use of a potter wheel, and are never perfectly symmetrical. My pieces are all one of a kind functional artworks, and I favor artistic complexity over technical perfection. I produce the imagery on my pieces with multiple successive layers of colored porcelain, stoneware and minerals, so it is normal to perceive textures, small holes or separations between colors, or micro cracks in the frosting. Minimal flaws are to be expected. If there are more significant flaws that affect the function, the piece will be classified as ‘’seconds’’ and will be 50% off. If the flaw affects the beauty of the piece it will be marked as second and be 20% or 30% off. Please look at the images carefully as the imperfections are not hidden.