Sebastian Bergne: EYE
April 29, 2010 Leave a comment
and swarovki on ‘eye’, a family of table top objects which utilizes the five hundred year old tradition
of iznik ceramic prouduction. for bergne, the project is a meeting point of eastern and western cultures.
‘eye’ has its origins in the traditional turkish ‘nazar’ charms that are carried or displayed to protect
their owner from the ‘evil eye’ or bad luck. bergne has reinterpreted these charms and translated them
into a series of over-sized motifs that seem to watch over us.
the pieces are made in traditional the iznik factories of western anatolia, using quartz based clay
and glaze recipes which date back hundreds of years. the inclusion of the swarovski crystals add
texture and light to the pupil.