We usually think of porcelain as something delicate, fragile, that has to be cared for gently. Porcelain is what vintage dolls and grandma’s fancy dishes are made of. But artist Helena Hauss decided to go against these expectations – and use porcelain to create weapons.
Hauss is a 20-years-old artist based in France. She works with different mediums, but is most well known for her detailed ball pen drawings. Recently, she’s decided to try sculpture, and created her interesting weapons.
“There were some things inside me I wanted to express which I felt I couldn’t do with just a drawing, I wanted to go beyond that. I needed to create an actual object that would say it all once you saw it,” she said in an interview with Bored Panda.
Hauss didn’t abandon her ball pan art, and the weapons are decorated with tiny, detailed drawings that make them look even more like an expensive dinner set. But it’s obvious that they weren’t made to pour tea – and this combination of delicacy and brutality, of femininity and masculinity, is exactly what makes them interesting.