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Arteriosclerotic Heart

Ming Porcelain, floral decal surface and gold lustre. Dimensions: 20 × 15 × 10 cm
Arteriosclerosis is a heart disease where the aorta of the heart calcifies to a hardness like porcelain, often referred to as ‘Porcelain Aorta’ – the most common cause of vascular dementia. The heart has been hand-built in fine Ming porcelain & fired to 1300°. Once clay has been fired to a certain temperature it cannot be reversed to clay again, the chemical memory of the ceramic has changed, representing the final transition in the dementia process.

Maker:Jemma Millen
Materials: Ceramics
Product Types:Sculpture