Cecilia Borghi: Contemporary Handmade Porcelain

Cecilia Borghi: Contemporary Handmade Porcelain

Michelle Chin
Nov 8, 2010

While visiting the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) this past weekend, I came across these exquisite porcelain vessels by Cecilia Borghi in their gift shop. They're at once modern and timeless. I instantly fell in love with the work and made sure to take note of her name so I could go home and find out more about her portfolio.

Born in 1976 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Cecilia studied fine arts. In 1999 she started working in her family ceramics factory, Borghi Porcelana, where she designed and produced a line of translucent porcelain lamps which was exhibited for the first time in the international trade show Tendence 2001 in Frankfurt, Germany.

In 2007, she attended a course on throwing pottery in porcelain with the ceramicist Chris Southern in Auckland Studio Potters, New Zealand.

Her website offers a comprehensive view of her work. Currently she does not have an online store, but she offers a list of stockists from which you can purchase her individually handmade ceramics. If you happen to be in San Francisco, you can go to the SFMOMA Museum Store and purchase them in person.

Cecilia keeps an online journal where you can follow her process and experiments in various mediums and take a peek at what inspires her.

She continues drawing, painting and producing her own line of porcelain pieces in her home city of Buenos Aires.

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(Images: Cecilia Borghi)

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