Lapi Boli Project
In September 2017 Lapi Boli was devised by Krista Israel during her artist-residency in the porcelain heritage city of Jingdezhen in China. It is the technique of throwing pâte de verre on the potter's wheel. Lapi is the Chinese word for the ceramic turning technique, Boli is glass.
'Influenced by my surroundings, with ceramic artists around me daily in the studio in a city where porcelain processing is deeply anchored in her soul, I asked myself whether the pâte de verre, with which I was working at that time for my residency project, could be processed using the ceramic throwing technique'.
Research to develop the technique and reassessing the old technologies will be conducted with the assistance of Ayako Tani (UK/JP) - glassartist/researcher, Hans de Kruijk (NL) - glass technologist (retired) Royal Leerdam Glass Factory (NL) and Wilma Hornsveld (NL) - ceramic artist.
The project is selected for New Glass Review 39, 2018 and New Glass Review 40, 2019 by Corning Museum of Glass - USA.
Curator Anjali Snirivasan - Curators Perspective New Glass Review 39: '.... The Lapi Boli project by Krista Israel, Ayako Tani and Hao Ran Zhu, included in this issue of New Glass Review, reminds me that reassessing even the oldest technologies can generate pathbreaking shifts in habits and change preconceived notions about proces'.
pâte de verre in the Lapi Boli technique
project assistance - Hao Ran Zhu (2017), Wilma Hornsveld (2018)
powdered glass, natural binder
largest - 7 x 5,5 x 5,5 cm
photography - Steven van Kooijk Photography, Liu Peng, Krista Israel
microscopy images - Hans de Kruijk
video - Inger Israel
video editing - AHVES
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