Title: Lidded Oval Sea Form Vessel
Description: Ceramic with 22ct. Gold Leaf
Artist: Rene Viner
Profile: René Viner Imperfect Harmony René’s textural work is atmospheric and expressive. Her hand-built ceramic pieces, which she subtly embellishes with 22ct gold leaf, reflect an organic quirkiness in response to natural forms and structures. “In my work, I do not attempt to mimic nature. Each unique piece is an instinctive interpretation of a subjective experience inspired by the sea, sky and landscape. I have learnt that this appreciation of the beauty of imperfect harmony is known in Japan as Wabi Sabi : a state of consciousness. It's about just ‘being’. Enjoying the moment and life’s simple pleasures and bringing more of these into our lives. Wabi Sabi invites us to set aside our pursuit of perfection and learn to appreciate the simple, unaffected beauty of things as they are …enjoying the beauty of a delicate rose which will only be in bloom for the next few days …reading favourite passages in a worn yellowed book aged by the sun …taking pleasure in the strandlines left by an outgoing tide and the delicate morning dew drops left on a garden leaf …it’s the effect of time and weathering on an object or the result of something that has happened by chance. I hope these hand-built objects bring simple pleasure to those who choose to own them and may they serve as a reminder to be true to ourselves and happy with whom we are; trusting our intuition and making time for and enjoying what is most important to us in life.” Rene’s work was recently on display in the V&A in London.