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Mandala Artist Hand-Paints Mesmerizing Patterns on Ceramic Plates and Mugs

Mandala Art Tableware by Ana Art Studio

Russian artist Anastasia Safonov makes decorative tableware that’s hand-painted with mesmerizing mandala art. Her ceramic plates, mugs, and magnets are painted, dot-by-dot, using acrylic paint in a wide range of vivid colors and finishes.

Traditionally, the mandala is a spiritual and ritual symbol used in Hinduism and Buddhism, believed to be a meditative and therapeutic process for the creator. The radiating geometric pattern flows from a central starting point and is said to symbolically represent the universe. Additionally, according renowned psychoanalyst Carl Jung, mandala art is a means of expression for the “wholeness of the self.”

In Safonov’s work, the central point is most often a small blob of metallic acrylic paint, or a perfectly placed pearl bead. From there, the patient artist meticulously forms the rest of the radial design with various shapes, lines, and swirls. Once complete, her pieces are painted with a protective clear lacquer. When describing her long and repetitive technique on Instagram, Safonov explains that for her, the process is “magic,” and although the it sometimes takes her a long time, it “always brings [her] pleasure and thrill.”

Find more of Safonov’s colorful work on Instagram and shop her designs online.

Anastasia Safonov makes ceramic plates and mugs, hand-painted with mesmerizing mandala art.

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From ornate mugs…

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…to patterned plates…

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…each piece is completely unique.

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All images via Anastasia Safonov.

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