Barbed Wire, Chains, and Shears Cleave Through Delicate Pottery in Glen Taylor’s Profound Sculptures — Colossal

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#dinnerware
#found objects
#Glen Taylor
#kintsugi
#porcelain
#sculpture

September 26, 2023

Kate Mothes

All images © Glen Taylor, shared with permission

Far from dainty, Glen Taylor’s teapots, cups, and saucers (previously) tap into the contrasts and contradictions of human nature. Soldering industrial implements like barbed wire, shears, and chains to broken pieces of porcelain and pottery, the artist draws on our associations with aging, decorum, and everyday wear and tear.

Influenced by kintsugi, the Japanese art of mending broken ceramics with metallic seams to highlight the object’s history, the sculptures allude to our inner experiences and emotions. “I continue on my journey of expressing my wonder, my confusion, my fierce battle with the dilemma of being a human,” he tells Colossal. “My work continues to open wider the wounds of love and living, of walking through this life unafraid to use my heart.”

Taylor will be exhibiting some work in New York next month. Follow Instagram for updates, and see more work on his website.

 

Half of a ceramic plate with a whirl of soldered spoons.  Large shears with a piece of porcelain plate in its open space.

A cascade of spoons rising out of a teacup.

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A teacup with gooks and spikes, with chains connecting the cup to the saucer.

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A large knife spears a stack of teacups.

A pitchfork spears a series of teacups and spoons.

#dinnerware
#found objects
#Glen Taylor
#kintsugi
#porcelain
#sculpture

 

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