Coil pots by Zhu Ohmu
Finding talented people from all over the world is one of the things I really love about me work. I spotted the work of Melbourne based ceramic artist Rose Wei, a little while ago and seriously I can look at these ceramic pieces for hours.
Rose Wei works under the pseudonym Zhu Ohmu and created these ceramic vessels called Coil pots. The initial concept for the pieces was a response to the rise in popularity of 3D printed ceramics. Corresponding to biomimetics - the imitation of models or systems of nature - she wanted to see what forms would manifest if she mimicked the 3D printer, mounding coils on top of each by hand.
Vessels are built through stacking, folding and pressing, these actions often dictated by the weight of the moist clay. The repetition of this coiling technique also provides awareness through tactile making and allows a deeply personal meditative process. When the mind is emptied of thought and distraction, the artist at work is once more simulating the 'mindless' machine.
The resulting forms emerge intuitively. In the absence of firmware and mechanical processes, no two vessels can be the same - this project is also a celebration of the artist's hand in the age of automation.
Find more work by Zhu Ohmu here