Michael Fargo, one of the best artisans in ceramic art, and craftswoman in this field. She was one of the talented artists finalists of the Loewe Craft Prize edition from this year.
Fargo was born in Israel in 1984, and she studied there at Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem. Now she lives and works in Berlin, in Germany, where she has her own studio and teaches at the Berlin University of Arts.
Fargo starts her creative process via the unlikely method of carving foam, which is then dipped in porcelain and red.
In her collection Naturelike she started sculpting in sponge and then firing it from foam blocks until they take on the shape of vessels with a random natural appearance.
After dipping them in liquid porcelain with a coloured stain, the vases are fired in an outdoor kiln.
To carve out the shapes with diferente surfaces, Fargo uses her hands, a small saw and a Japanese knife.
We can see her creative process in colour and texture in her work. Her work was already presented in several craftsmanship fairs and international exhibitions.
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