Artists

Ruth Borgenicht

Worn under Medieval armor, chain mail is made of tiny interlocking metal rings designed to protect a body in motion. I use the chain mail pattern and other woven patterns to create ceramic works that conjure up a sense of permanence and defensive concealment. Like the ancient armor, my pieces are made of a fabric of moveable interlocking rings. Using clay to make a protective mesh is contradictory; for how can it defend anything, much less itself? Visually stone-like, the pieces appear strong and impenetrable, belying their inherent fragility.

Surrounded
Ceramic
2 by 28 by 28 inches
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Black Centipede Salt-Fired Ceramic
5 by 11 by 11 inches
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Square Bowl Ceramic
4 by 10 by 10 inches
$850

Cube
Salt-fired Stoneware
9 by 12 by 8 inches
$1,000

Large Centipede
Salt-fired Stoneware
4.5 by 10 by 10 inches
$900

Day and Night Trays
Clay and Wood-fired Stoneware
5 by 8 by 12 inches each
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Small Centipede #5
Salt - fired Stoneware
3 by 6 by 6 inches each
$700

Two - Toned Centipide
Salt-Fired Soneware
4.5 by 10 by 10 inches
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Double Vessel Salt-Fired Ceramic
6.5 by 15 by 6 inches
$1,400

Square Landsacpe: Storm Passed II Ceramic
15.5 by 17 by 1.5 inches
$2,200

Small Centipede Ceramic
3 by 6 by 6 inches
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Orbit I Stoneware and Porcelain
2 by 11.5 by 11.5 inches
$1,200

Centipede
Wood-fired Stoneware
5 by 10 by 10 inches
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Double Loop Salt-Fired Stoneware
21.5 by 8 by 7 inches
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Studio Cube - Large Ceramic
6 by 8 by 8 inches
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Small Centipede #3 Salt-Fired Ceramic
3 by 6 by 6 inches
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Studio Cube - Medium Salt-Fired Ceramic
4 by 6 by 6 inches
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Small Studio Cube - Small Ceramic
2 by 4 by 4 inches
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