UK-based artist Beccy Ridsdel has been exploring the perception of ceramics in her most recent work, and this post-op tea set is a startling and slightly morbid contribution to that investigation. This series features delicate kitchenware in a vulnerable state. Each piece has an exposed inner layer of porcelain. The outer peels are often suspended by surgical clamps, as if surgeons began operating but abruptly stopped. The revealed areas are usually covered in ornate floral designs and patterns, suggesting that there is greater beauty in ceramic art than usually meets the eye. The series also disrupts gendered assumptions about ceramic art, pairing flowery designs with tools from medicine, a historically male-dominated practice.

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