“Reborn” by Chinese designer Lin Wei-Teng brings together two materials that one assumes would oppose each other. Here, the designer suspends plaster-molded porcelain volumes within steel wire frame structures. The rigid, linear steel structures support the fragile porcelain components while taking on a ghostly suggestion of larger containers surrounding the vases. The porcelain forms are typically Eastern; the wire vase and urn forms are clearly Western. The wire boundaries create an implied space, this phantom volume subtlety contrasts the porcelain form. Dualities aside: a thrown pot was once a spinning form and carries with it that flinging, emanating movement and that moment in its history, while not seen, is felt.
Above image: Reborn by Lin Wei-Teng, porcelain and stainless steel.