Ceramic Chain Mail Art

Craft & Design
Ceramic Chain Mail Art


Ruth Borgenicht is an artist who creates ceramic pieces of chain mail into various works of art. From her site,”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.Link.

2 thoughts on “Ceramic Chain Mail Art

  1. travis j icorcoran says:

    This technique is also used in polymer clay.

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