Serpent dish / Bernard Palissy

Mid-16th century naturalistic earthenware with allegoric decoration of a coiled snake lurking in aquatic plants, by French Renaissance potter Bernard Palissy.

The Parisian Palissy workshop, excelled at casting from life leaves, shells and small animals such as snakes, lizards or insects, to create reliefs for his innovative rustic ware.

Found at V&A’s ceramic collection.

Three more B. Palissy earthenware from the same era

the plate


“The Plate” by Belgian duo Lucile Soufflet and Bernard Gigounon (previously presented here), located at La Louvière, Belgium.
Being a direct reference to the town’s ceramics manufactoring heritage, the huge broken plate can be seen as both an archeological artefact -an expression of the industry’s decline-, and as an incongruous surreal object.
Found here.

not for pussies

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No Pussy Plate (2010), Paint on porcelain, by Grisha Morgenstern. With piss and blood stains for a kinky breakfast. Found here.