British Neriage Practitioner
Feibelman makes vessels of delicately patterned clay. Often she
uses colored clays, which are inlaid, a technique which is commonly
known as neriage,
but which she calls millefiore. Rolled out slabs of clay are painted
with patterns of colored slip, then layered and rolled out again.
With a sharp knife, Dorothy cuts slices from the slab, which are
turned on their sides and bonded back together again. After rolling
out, these new, colored slabs can be used to handbuild (with the
help of a plaster mold) the delicate forms she has become known
In the case above, the colors are bit more muted than
usual, but the light passing through the translucent walls reveals
the inlaid pattern to great effect.
works are found in numerous public collections around the world,
including the Victoria and Albert Museum, UK, the Indianapolis Museum
of Art, USA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Museum
of Contemporary Ceramics, Shigaraki, Japan and the Hamburg State
Museum, Germany, to name a few. Ms Feibelman lives and works in
England, UK. She is represented in the US by
Moblila Gallery, Massachusetts.
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