The concept for this collection of stoneware was inspired by the two Zen aesthetics of Wabi and Sabi. Wabi is the beauty found in things simple, imperfect and natural. Sabi is the beauty found in things worn and weathered with time and use. Together, Wabi-Sabi describes a beauty of things imperfect and impermanent, a beauty of things modest and humble.
The stoneware I chose for these items was a rich, brown body full of texture, both visually and tactilely.
This collection chronicles the design career of Bret Bortner and features many of the ceramic designs he created over a thirty year period. These designs are no longer in production.