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Clarissa’s ceramic pieces go through a slow creation process that starts with the study of shapes and patterns, its meanings and connections with her home country and develop into an unhurried and deliberate art practice inspired by traditional Japanese pottery.
Brasil – large carved white plate
This piece is based on the oversized indigenous sieves from Brazil and their woven patterns. The pattern shows the inevitable connections between what we give to Earth and what we harvest.
This carving technique have been widely used in Brazilian Marajoara pottery for millennia.
Solo Series – rectangular terracota and white plate, mangrove vase, and terracota and white earrings:
These show reverence to the soil, to what grounds us, to our land.