Charles Krafft Disasterware

 - Oct 20, 2007
References: stolenspace & supertouchblog
I haven't ever seen war and weapons look as dainty as Charles Krafft's Disasterware art pieces.

The Seattle-based artist utilized the traditional art of Delftware (a form of blue and white painted pottery originating in Netherlands) to beautify warfare and other man-made catastrophes.

His “Artists Rifles Requiem” exhibits a torpedo, war museum plaque, funeral urn, uzis, grenade, machine gun, torpedo, biological warfare cannisters and the much talked-about "Hitler teapot".

It's interesting how he was able to subdue the strong concept of violence using traditional pottery, calligraphy and floral elements.

Charles Krafft's exhibit is currently in London's Stolen Space.