• Loren Kaplan

  • Engraved Ginger Jar, Medium, 2019

  • Ceramic
  • 19.50 " x 9.50 " x 9.50 "
  • Historically, ginger jars were used to import ginger and a variety of goods from China to the West. Typically made of porcelain, these jars had a domed lid and bulging, spherical body. The ginger jar is here re-interpreted in white stoneware clay by Loren Kaplan. The white underglaze/glaze mixture of the jar's surface is engraved with an intricate pattern. The vessel and lid are glazed and glossy inside. Toronto-based ceramic artist Loren Kaplan earned a BFA from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and studied at the Kim Sacks School of Ceramics. In 1995 she established a studio and began a teaching career with the Visual Arts and Crafts Academy in Johannesburg. Kaplan's thrown or hand built textured pieces are created in porcelain and stoneware. Her pieces range in size and form with delicate botanical patterned carvings. Kaplan has exhibited regularly in South Africa and Toronto and received awards from the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition and the Vita Craft Award at the African Window in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Her work is held in many private collections and in the South African Constitutional Court Art Collection
  • $750