The elegant organic curves of this ceramic vessel in black by Loren Kaplan appear almost figurative. This is part of a new series called, ‘Conversations’ created by the Toronto-based ceramicist. When exhibited in pairs, these pieces seem to be having a ‘conversation.’
“I make vessels because containers are about potential…defined spaces of emptiness that can be filled with something…or nothing.” Loren Kaplan
Born in South Africa, 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. She moved with her family to Canada in 2013. Kaplan has exhibited regularly in South Africa and Toronto and received numerous awards. Her work is recognized internationally and is held in many private collections and in the South African Constitutional Court Art Collection.