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Hypnotic Patterns Drawn on Spinning Potter’s Wheel

In an intriguing fusion of visual and performance art, Russian ceramics artist Mikhail Sadovnikov draws a seemingly endless series of patterns with wet clay (also known as slip) on a spinning potter's wheel. The process is incredibly mesmerizing to watch in motion, as Sadovnikov uses just his hands and a few simple tools to transform the blank surface of the wheel into a myriad of striking, perfectly symmetrical designs.

With just a turn of the wrist or a pass of the palm, the artist can alter the patterns completely, transforming smooth rings into zigzagging lines or overlapping swirls. The elegant forms are short-lived, undergoing constant metamorphoses and changes, but that fleeting quality only makes each design more beautiful.

Mikhail Sadovnikov: Blog
via [booooooom, Colossal, We the Urban]

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