Lapi Boli Project
Lapi Boli Project was devised by Krista Israel in september 2017 during a residency in the porcelain heritage city Jingdezhen, China. It is the technique for throwing pâte de verre on the wheel. Lapi is the Chinese word for throwing, Boli is glass.
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'.
During the development of the project, more details will follow.
pâte de verre in the Lapi Boli technique (above left - Hao Ran Zhu (2017), above right - Wilma Hornsveld (2018)
powdered glass, natural binder
photography - Steven van Kooijk Photography, Liu Peng, Krista Israel
microscopy images - Hans de Kruijk
video - Inger Israel
video editing - AHVES
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