This Black Hinge Vessel is a unique large size contemporary modern ceramic vase shaped vessel by US-artist Michael Wisner. The hand-coiled shape of this object is simple but very elegant, complementing the intense patterning made through a very laborious incising process completely done by hand.
The patterns evolve as they move along the surface of the object, the negative and positive spaces yield multiple levels of design that change, depending on the viewer’s perspective. The black surface is the result of a controlled firing with sawdust, creating a deep graphite black that has a beautiful, almost metallic shine. Although rooted in centuries old techniques, this art object is still very new and fresh and contemporary.