Featured in the February 2022 issue of Ceramics Monthly.
The translucent porcelain Turtle Landscape lithophane and lithophane cups were made from the fine porcelain slip I was able to use while a resident artist at the International Ceramic Studio in the city of Kecskemet, Hungary. An LED light panel was installed behind the porcelain panel, that I was told can last for 50,000 hours.
My “Turtle Landscape Lithophane with 3 Cups” has been part of the permanent collection of The Blair Museum of Lithophanes, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, Elmore, Ohio, since 2018, the only Lithophane Museum in the world. The Museum invited me to share my story leading to the creation of this piece in an exhibit from August 3 – October 27, 2019. The original hatching turtles inspiration came from a non-fiction children’s book I illustrated called, “All About Eggs,” by Millicent Selsam, published by Harper Collins.
This lovely Maple wood box was created by Sandi and Dan at Sandcastle Woodworkers in Boston: www.webuildstuff.com. The photo and many of the images taken of my work is by my talented photographer Cary Chu.
Illustrations by © Stephanie Fleischer Osser.