Artist Susan Dwyer of Chicago uses thin strips of recycled and repurposed paper along with wheat paste to create the ethereal beauties.
She brings dimension to the vessels by applying vivid rubber to the interior or surface color via a dipping method.
Their refined lines argue well against the thick, rough image that typically comes to mind upon hearing the term paper maché. In fact, this pair reminds me of gently cracked eggshells, albeit ones that have been turned inside out!
Susan also creates stylish ceramic pieces for the home, and shows her sculptural work at SusanDwyer.com. Read more about her process in this fine interview at Mint Style Studio.
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