Golden Gate Bridge Oval Platter
Artist: Nicole Aquillano
Location: Boston, MA
Dimensions: 17 7/16"L X 8 3/8"W
Materials: 100% silk
After a career in civil engineering, Nicole Aquillano left that path to follow her passion and received her MFA in ceramics from Rhode Island School of Design. Exploring the human need to maintain collections, as a way to preserve the past and satisfy the longing with which we inhabit the world, she often references imagery from her history as a way to establish a personal connection. Driven by a desire to hold onto that which will inevitably be lost, she draws each image by hand directly into the porcelain clay with a knife and inlays a black underglaze. The high temperature of the kiln combined with a clear glaze overlay slightly blurs the drawing, much like a faded memory.