Delicate, Delft-Style Ceramic Weapons

Delft, the Netherlands, has been famous for centuries for its beautiful blue glazed porcelain. Helena Hauss, an artist in Paris, was inspired by it to create these sculptures that look like weapons, which are both brutal and lovely.

Hauss explained to Design Boom that these weapons, which she titles "Hell Hath No Fury," are an exploration of femininity:

women have repeatedly been construed as the ‘weaker sex’ and are regularly being preyed on, or diminished in some way or another,‘ hauss comments, on the inspiration behind the project. ‘too often portrayed as fragile and delicate, this project is an expression of the contrasting subtleties that come with femininity, as well as an attempt at vindication from a feeling of constant vulnerability that’s been forced upon us. it’s about inner strength, fury and empowerment – as a way to say: contrary to what you might think; we’re not made of glass, porcelain or crystal, we’re not gonna break, we’re wearing full metal jackets, and we’re ready to fight back.’

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