New work by Margarita Ecclesiarchou at the Nikos Hakjikyriakos-Ghika annexe of the Benaki Museum.
We visited the museum shop during one of our wanders around Kolonaki. I have posted on Margarita Ecclesiarchou's ceramics before, here and here . This work is different from anything of hers I have seen before.
Six porcelain bowls. The decoration is pretty enough, but it was the quality of the form that totally threw me. The porcelain is literally paper thin. Egg shell is thicker. I cannot begin to understand how she was able to make them. The man in the shop said to me that for every four she makes only one survives. And I am not surprised. I have never seen such thin porcelain. I was afraid to touch them, I thought they would disintegrate as I was very very gently holding them. Amazing.