Bianka Groves

Bianka Groves received her BFA from Corcoran College of Art & Design in Washington, DC. Her work is simple and calm with a bold contrast between the white of the porcelain and the incised black lines. Each piece shows her hand at play. She uses a mishima process, which entails covering the piece in wax and drawing through it with razors or acupuncture needles to achieve a thin, constant line, painting the carved areas in black glaze and wiping off anything that is not in the lines. This creates a tattoo-like effect on the clay. Her high-fire porcelain wares are polished after firing to create a satiny, soft touch.