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May 3, 2011

"Heartpot" — Maria Volokhova


The Ukraine-born, Berlin-based artist exhibited her strange and beautiful porcelain creations, among them the piece above — a teapot that sprouts human legs — at the "Poetry Happens" exhibition in Ventura Lambrate, part of Milan's Design Week last month.

Wrote Pilar Viladas in Sunday's New York Times, "The teapot, with its heart shape, aorta-like handles and charmingly incongruous human legs, typifies Ms. Volokhova's preoccupation with making things that are neither 'functional' nor 'art,' and with exploring our perceptions of the human body."

The artist's Facebook page is here.

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