Trilogy by Karen Ryan

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British designer Karen Ryan has created a series of plates called Trilogy by removing the surface decoration of existing chinaware to form provocative messages.

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The platters, featuring the words "lies", "beauty" and "forever beloved", are the latest additions to her Second Hand Plate series, which appropriates found Willow Pattern chinaware.

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There are a whole bunch of links to more Dezeen stories about Karen Ryan here.

Here's a little bit of text from Ryan:

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Trilogy in Willow Pattern 2009. Part of the Second Hand Plate series 2005 to 2008.

I damage secondhand old plates. I remove the decorative patterns that camouflage our everyday lies and in its place I leave words that prick our conscience and create portraits of hidden domestics left open for others to interpret.

  • Quinn

    Tasty.

  • http://joost-jansen.com Jonas

    this has been done many times, and ages ago! To me it brings no new element..
    see the work of Jo Meester (http://jomeesters.nl) for my first (and most nice)
    experience with this technique.

  • OG

    nice idea

  • B

    looks like what jo meesterd did a few years ago
    http://i.treehugger.com/images/2007/10/24/ornamental_inheritance.jpg

  • jay

    Karen’s been doing this at least since 2005 – I don’t think one person owns the technique

  • scruces

    Charles Krafft