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Do You Like Op-Art Vases?

I, for one, love them, so I was delighted to come across the textured porcelain vases and vessels and porcelain jewellery by Israeli designer Ady Shapira.

Aren’t these gorgeous?

From Ady’s profile on Etsy:

The moment I sat in front of a potter’s wheel, I knew that ceramics is my way. I studied ceramic design at “The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design” in Jerusalem, where I first worked with porcelain, my favorite and most beloved material.
During school I opened my own studio that specializes in the designing and making lighting objects from porcelain.

Take a look at her other items on Etsy, too. They are amazing. So are the prices, so grab yourself a handmade piece of designer home accessories or jewellery now. My prediction is that the going-rates for Ady’s artwork will skyrocket once she’s received more public attention.

13 Comments

  1. Tiff

    8/5/2009 at 6:32 pm

    I love Ady, I love Etsy!

  2. vicki

    8/6/2009 at 7:40 am

    OOOOOOOOOO. Shiny.

  3. froylein

    8/6/2009 at 8:49 am

    Tiff, Vicki, think we should start nagging CK to establish a FfFfFF (Fund for Fancies for Favourite Females)?

  4. Tiff

    8/6/2009 at 9:29 am

    I’m totally down with that! Although I am not sure I’ll make the cut as one of his favorites…

    • froylein

      8/6/2009 at 9:48 am

      AFAIK, you’re among the top 3… 🙂

  5. mike darnell

    8/6/2009 at 12:15 pm

    Beautiful stuff.

    It’s not particularly op-art is it?
    I mean the brooch isn’t op-art at all, and the vase merely appears to be a purse from the outside due to the handles and simulated fabric pattern and stitches.

    Maybe with government backing…
    😉

    youtube.com/wa...

  6. froylein

    8/6/2009 at 2:29 pm

    Mike, Op-Art vases also have typically got structures on white porcelain, often with a matte finish on the outside. I should take pics of mine…

  7. vicki

    8/6/2009 at 2:34 pm

    You hear that, CK? Froylein and I demand that you buy us pretty vases. It’s a mitzvah.

  8. mike darnell

    8/6/2009 at 4:01 pm

    “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

    With all due respect Op-Art happens to be well defined:
    britannica.com...

    These are examples of Op-art porcelain:
    vandm.com/HOME...

    etsy.com/view_...

    worthpoint.com...

    The vase topside is decidedly NOT.

    The Jewish/Israeli angle is of course Op & Kinetic-Art pioneer Yaakov Agam: en.wikipedia.o...

  9. montreal florist

    5/16/2010 at 12:36 pm

    It’s really beautiful and it’s really ART. Gorgeours!!

  10. froylein

    5/16/2010 at 12:45 pm

    I missed Mike’s earlier reply, but I’d like to add that the post does not say that the objects are Op-Art. Typical Op-Art vases – think manufacturers like Rosenthal, Thomas, Scherzer, Hutschenreuther, Wächtersbach, Kaiser but to name a few – have typically got patterned structures, which make for the beauty of those objects. I said in the post that I like Op-Art vases and that I hence also enjoyed the structured porcelain mentioned in the post. Again, no contradiction at all.

    And yes, the items pictured above are works of art.

  11. Ady Shapira

    3/9/2013 at 4:25 am

    Hi froylein,
    I seen this post like a year ago and I must say that you had a strong premonitions feeling.
    Rosenthal actually started manufacturing the porcelain bags!!!
    rosenthal.de/h...
    My name is Ady and I’m the ceramist that made the pieces you shared here. So I’m just writing to let you know.
    All the best

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