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Andy Brayman, Gold Lined Cup with Concealed Decoration, 4 in. (10 cm) in diameter, porcelain, 23k gold, platinum, 2007.

Perfection, Repair, and Use

Posted On December 9, 2009 0 Comments

With the cup moving from the table to the shelf, the focus of ceramic production has shifted from utilitarian to decorative. The art market’s continual search for perfection has stripped bowls, cups, and plates of their personal history. Utilitarian objects carry the story of their use in chips and stains that are deemed imperfections by collectors and investors.