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New Porcelain works by Johannes Nagel

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David Pye says: “Any object that we design and produce is makeshift, is improvised, is inappropriate and provisional.”
My work is specifically about the improvised and the provisional. The objects are finished in the sense that the porcelain is painted (glazed) and fired. Most of my objects are in some sense vessels, pots. What else are they? They attempt to confuse the connotations that …

David Pye says: “Any object that we design and produce is makeshift, is improvised, is inappropriate and provisional.”
My work is specifically about the improvised and the provisional. The objects are finished in the sense that the porcelain is painted (glazed) and fired. Most of my objects are in some sense vessels, pots. What else are they? They attempt to confuse the connotations that technology and material provoke. At times constructive composing, at times wilful destruction, sometimes vases, sometimes fragments or alienated objects. The handling of the material and the methods of …