London-based artist Bouke de Vries loves working with shattered ceramics. He refers to some of his porcelain sculptures as "three-dimensional still lifes".
"I compose these pieces as, after the painter has finished with them, the ceramics get broken and decayed, and I breathe new life into them," he tells Colossal.
The artist started working with porcelain as a restorer for 15 years before he embarked on his own practice, starting with a search for glass shards and broken pottery.
He revitalises broken pieces of ceramics by creating new figures that celebrate the beauty of their previous forms.