Artist Glen Taylor brings life into porcelain pieces that are broken and rejected by others. He found a unique way to do that: he’s using barbed wire, knives, household objects, pages from old books, etc. The result is a contrasting piece that emphasizes the fragile beauty of porcelain.
Taylor used to work with pottery, which he found pretty limiting. He soon found it liberating to break the ceramics into little pieces. “I had read about the ancient art of Kintsugi and decades before I had learned how to copper foil and solder stained glass windows. All of a sudden I felt the emotional expressive range was infinite,” This is Colossal quotes him.
Kintsugi is a Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the pieces together with golden or silver lacquer. Taylor went a step further and imagined the ceramics fixed with various other items instead.
He gathers materials at sales and auctions, typically choosing the pieces that remind him of his childhood. Check out his work below and see more on Instagram.