Contemporary Ceramics. Continuation of Blue&white tradition.
This collection started with my glazing experiments. I would paint one glaze on top of the other with a brushstrokes or just a touch of a brush, block some areas with wax or layer glazes. First spontaneous blue and white glaze plates were refined in the process and dots got condensed in a tight mosaic-like pattern.
Each piece is meticulously executed, wheelthrown or handbuild, and glaze is hand painted with precision.
Cocoon vessels, 2019
Lana's Dots are fabrics, skins, mosaics. She packs them in a tight net. Its an exercise in repetition and mark making.
During her long research for glazes that evoke nature Lana found these special combinations: green on dark grey is like wet moss on rocks, grey-blue on yellow is like tiny lichens on trees, white on white is a snow blizzard in the Arctic.
Unique pieces - reduction fired porcelains.
In these pieces Lana explores the possibilities of historical glazes. They are made of porcelain - the whitest clay available - for the purpose of showing off nuances of color. Bowls and cups are thrown on a wheel and then carefully painted in dots. Glazes are left to react and to form their unique look in a complex form of reduction gas firing. The result - not one piece is alike, each one is unique and vibrant like a tropical sea fish.
Inspired by shattered rock mountains of Iceland the texture of “Rocks” cups and bowls evoke geological activity and erosion by the elements. A play between solid and destruction gives these pieces contemporary look.
Made by the process of slip casting where liquid porcelain poured into molds to form thin walls. Because of complex surface the casts are still not identical but have a little variations.