Before I attempt to explain these dynamic sculptural dinner plates, take some time to examine possible “ass plate” scenarios of your own. Keep in mind that though I consider these to be sculptures, they are 100% dishwasher, microwave, and food safe.
THe “Ass plates” series is a conceptual idea that plays well on many levels in thought, conversation, and use.
Go ahead; give yourself time to imagine the sit-com humors certain to arise from their use and you've just scratched the surface of why these proclaimed “hit" sculptures truely are a success.
Each plate is hand build in a special re appropriated type of slump mold (of which I only have 2 sizes) and allowed to dry (slowly) over the course of many weeks to give them strength before finally the image is incised, inlayed, and glazed.
Nothing that I make is actually mass produced, however, for the "ass plates" a canvas texture is occasionally left on their underside to give that notion. Each plate is one of a kind with hours of labor and thought put into each step. The idea of actually mass producing these on a large scale would devalue the concept.
The idea that beauty is mass produced is a valuable concept; natural beauty is all around us and 100% free. Natural beauty is nude.
Matisse, Picasso, and Tintoretto influenced the image of the female form I now create which is voluptuous and simple; I am in debt to each of them for their nude model studies as I haven’t had the opportunity to study the nude model myself.
What thoughts do these plates provoke for you?
I, Leif Erik Estenson of Saint Peter, MN, reserve all the rights to this image and concept of putting images of an ass to eat off of on plates or dinnerware (this goes for handbuilt plates as well as any idea of mass produced versions of them).
Duplication of these ideas are entirely unfair and not worth your time to make. I am the sole creator of "ass plates" if it isn't an Estenson, it isn't an original and isn't worth more than a sharpie and some paper plates.
The only way to get your own "ass plates" is to become a part of the "clean ass plate club" by joining the wait list and ordering your set through me personally.
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