" Life is a game and tea is a part of it. It helps to get on your way, to find your place. "
Anton Filonov is a self-taught artist operating from a messy studio in his grandmother’s apartment who dedicated his profession to the making of teaware. Specialized in handbuilt ceramics, his work is highly intuitive and unique.
His pieces highlight the natural irregularities of shapes produced by pinching and pressing the clay, each one bearing a strong sense of character. Combined with earth-tones glazes and generous use of slips, surfaces resemble raw materials (mud, rocks, branches) and create textures that underline the process behind each form. Tactile sensations are here elevated to place touch at the center of their appreciation. These ceramics propose altogether a different experience.