L O T # 234
Folded Organic Form, 2022
Technique: Press-mold Hand/slab building
Materials: Mixed Stoneware, Glaze
Dimensions (approx): 60(H) x 42(W) x 42(D)cm
(c) Oriel Zinaburg

It has been a busy time recently with little time to connect with and write about artists and artisans that inspire us. Today’s post is about LOT#234 by Oriel Zinaburg.

Having initially studied fine art and architecture, Oriel Zinaburg is travelling open-ended journeys to create clay sculptures. He uses a collage-like technique of piecing together fragments created using press moulds and slab building techniques. He then tears, folds and distorts the shapes whilst the clay is still soft. Oriel is guided in his creative approach by intuition, chance, and the materiality of the clay. LOT#234, the work pictured here, is part of the Lot collection, inspired by the biblical story of Lot’s wife, who froze and became a pillar of salt after she looked back at Sodom.
Influenced by the desert environment, rock formation and sandy dunes, the notion of time and movement is represented here by Color. What drew me to this piece is the combination of materials and colourations that enhance the experience of the complex geometries and silhuettes.