Based in Jaffa, I’m Dorit Provizor, an industrial designer, ceramist and graduate of the Holon Institute of Technology. I specialise in creating functional ceramic pieces using various rolling pin techniques.
My work revolves around playing with clay and examining the interaction between its different earth tones. I celebrate the simplicity of the material, preserving its natural colours and mixing various shades of clay together without the addition of synthetic pigments.
Through clay, I tell the story of human complexity. At first glance, the white clay is an expression of myself. But take a closer look and you’ll discover that the browns and greys that I mix in tell a much deeper story, one of harmony versus tension, order versus freedom, the calm against the storm.
▲ This is me:)
▶ My creative process always starts with the white clay. It's my base, my foundation. By mixing it with the other shades of clay, I add character and transform it from being lacking identity to being full of personality.
On the one hand, my work process can be described as planned and ordered; I choose the colours in advance, define where to place them and how much of them to use. On the other hand, my process allows for the freedom that the clay needs. It has its own desires and moves to wherever it pleases.
Through this unique process, patterns evolve that can never be repeated, giving each piece its own unique soul.
▶ In a world of abundance, I strive to produce abundance from the soil. The use of the obvious, the existing offers an infinity of possibilities. In the creation process, I preserve the natural colors of the material while creating new combinations by mixing the clay.