IRIS NESHER ART
About Iris Nesher Tableware Art
For many years I enjoyed a very meaningful career as an art photographer. I have had more than my share of museum exhibitions, and had little interest in deviating from what seemed to be my artistic course.
All that changed when several years ago when I had an idea for a photography project that was to include usage of expressive art tableware. Since in art school I also dabbled in sculpting, I became interested in creating the tableware for the project by myself. I knew what qualities I was looking for in the tableware even before I knew how to go about actually doing it. I was looking for sensual material and I started to experiment with different clays.
Eventually I decided to make the tableware out of Limoges porcelain which is strong yet elegant. Working with that porcelain I could design and reimagine evocative moonscape like surfaces. After several experiments I was stunned to discover the tableware’s texture collects light softly. I began to delve into what seemed to be a unique art form I created pieces which were shaped by hand which by definition meant that no two pieces were to be alike. As soon as I completed the photography project the tableware pieces which I created were instantly acquired by art collectors.
I thought it might be interesting to turn this experiment in creativity to an expanded persuasion. When I brought my tableware to my own home for the first time, my family’s dining experience changed completely. It became clear that eating from this tableware summons a different dining experience. The food suddenly looks and feels like art.
Today, my ceramic art tableware is part of the culinary experience of Alain Ducasse’s Dorchester hotel 3 Michelin stars restaurant in London and is available at Carelle, East Hampton, New York and Habitat, Herzelia, Israel.