EL QUINTO PINO RESTAURANT
I was commissioned by the owner of El Quinto Pino, a Spanish restaurant in Chelsea, to make a series of decorative plates for the walls of their dining room.
The plates were created with photographs taken around Brooklyn and Manhattan, using a photoceramic process to transfer the images. Various glazes, underglazes, and slips were applied to complement the photographic compositions.
The edge is the final touch on any hand-thrown bowl or plate. I am always experimenting with various ways to finish these edges.
A series of decorative cups.
Decorative vases designed to be arranged together.
A series of decorative cups. The earliest iteration of the motif seen in "Crush" and "Entropy," above.
In 2008, I began exploring the technique of adding photographic images to ceramics. In my early studies, I worked through the full process, from shooting a photo and developing it in a dark room, to applying the image (on a handmade film paper) onto a ceramic piece and firing it in the kiln. I developed my technique over two years of research and practice, culminating in the pieces shown below. These pieces were featured in several exhibitions in Spain.
I cast these two large-format plates in my studio in Spain. Both are decorated with simple black engobe slip, lending dramatic contrast to the illustrations.