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Wheel-thrown porcelain vase in coastal grey with matte onyx eyes.
approx 6" H x 3.5 W
handmade in Brooklyn
each vase is on of a kind
Demetria Chappo’s Spirit Eyes are one-of-a-kind graphic motifs with spirited iconography of eyes, moons, stars, the cosmos and sacred geometry. Each piece is handmade in her studio in Brooklyn. Encompassing decorative art objects and functional homewares, Chappo’s Spirit Eyes are unique and eye-catching. The Sgraffito Spirit Eye collection features detailed hand-carved line work in a technique called sgraffito, carving away the colored glaze to reveal the porcelain clay underneath. “I began incorporating eyes into my work after I started seeing them everywhere they were not -street detritus, peeling paint, knots in wood, the space between things. It felt tied to a sense of groundedness and good energy. I am drawn to how eyes have many deep meanings - protective, mystical, enlightening - throughout history and across cultures, eliciting a strong connection with the viewer.
I get lost in the process of making Spirit Eyes. Sculpting the clay by hand and carving my designs is meditative, calming, and brings good energy.”