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Ceramic Fortune

Aleksandra Pollner's porcelain fortune cookies.

Wedge, roll, cut, shape, repeat. That’s the mantra of Seattle-based artist-designer Aleksandra Pollner when she’s forming porcelain fortune cookies before they are kiln-fired. The idea for these works of art was spurred into fruition when Pollner and a fellow artist were brainstorming an interactive art installation; the fortune cookie project was a fortuitous offshoot. Pollner’s finished pieces—all unique—contain fortunes tucked within written by a fellow Seattleite, psychic Darleen Christopher. And contrary to some buyers’ beliefs, Pollner does want her artworks to end up shattered post-purchase. As she puts it: “Seeing the beauty in the broken little pieces is an installation of its own.”

Photos by Charlie Schuck.