Anthropomorphic Porcelain by Susan Nemeth

For her recent RCA graduation show ceramicist Susan Nemeth produced a series of anthropomorphic porcelain vases which aim to explore the handmade mark.

"I am looking for the vulnerability, the spirit and the essence of the human touch with all its imperfections," she says.

The collection references the eighteenth century porcelain vases of Meissen and Sèvres. "These symbols of perfection carefully eliminated the mark of the maker," Susan adds. "By transforming these vases from the impersonal to the personal I am aiming for a bare essential quality, creating almost a caricature of the original."