Philadelphia, PA

Lisa Belsky

Selected Work

About Lisa Belsky

Each piece begins with hand knit or crocheted fabric. I use a combination of deconstructed garment patterns and traditional stitches to explore form. The fiber is soaked in porcelain slip to imbed the material with clay. During the firing process the original fabric burns away, and the porcelain solidifies, leaving behind a remnant or record of what was once there. The stitches, now preserved as clay, become the structure and texture of the new object. The pieces all go through some degree of stress and strain during firing which causes folding, slumping, split seams and even collapse.