iPreciation is delighted to introduce Delia Celina/ functional, a series of wearable art created by renowned Singapore ceramic artist Delia Prvacki.
Delia Celina/ functional showcases a myriad of ceramic necklaces with alluring delicate petal-like and vibrant gleaming beads gracefully reflecting nature and life – universal and timeless themes which have been driving Delia’s artistry spanning fifty years.
Beyond her nature-themed collection, Delia has recently conceived a new series of necklaces: “Painting on My Chest”. Gently resting against the wearer’s chest, these necklaces each hangs a ceramic pendant hand-painted delicately by the artist. They resemble miniature landscapes, still life paintings or abstract compositions, capturing a moment of curiosity, contemplation or even provocation from the viewer.
Delia’s beads and pendants are distinct to each necklace; The uniqueness of each charm is created through a meticulous process of hand moulding, precise colouring and high firing till it achieves the desired rich texture. She approaches every element as a miniature artwork, stringing them together deftly by hand. Her one of a kind statement pieces can be worn in two ways (necklaces are reversible).
Delia marries art with fashion to create wearable ceramic art necklaces expressing each wearer’s unique personality. Alongside her ceramic sculptures and murals, Delia’s intricate and beautiful wearable ceramic art pieces are also a testament to her artistic mastery and they capture her wish to make art accessible to all.
Delia Celina/ functional is available for view online, and actual pieces may be viewed by appointment at iPreciation. For other information on Delia Celina/ functional and Delia’s artworks, please contact us at (65) 6339 0678 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delia Prvacki (b. 1950, Baia Mare, Romania) graduated from the Bucharest Institute of Fine Arts in 1975 with a Master in Applied Arts. Subsequently, she moved to former Yugoslavia with her husband, colleague and artist Milenko Prvacki, where she began her full-time career as an artist. While living and working in there, she received numerous awards including the Special Award and Critic’s Award (1981) at the Yugoslav Triennial of Ceramics, and the Annual Art Award (1982) by the Serbian Association of Applied Artists.
In 1992, Delia relocated to Singapore with Milenko and their daughter Ana. Finding inspiration in the new environment, she deeply immersed herself in a novel creative pursuit and became widely recognised for her ceramic artworks including murals and sculptures. Delia’s major public projects have also been a focal point in many urban areas and institutions such as Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore Power Building, NUS (Alice Lee Plaza) and Marina South Pier MRT Station.
Delia’s works are in the permanent collections of Museum of Modern Art, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Museum of Ceramics, Porvoo-Borgaa, Finland, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, NUS Museum and Singapore, and in numerous private collections worldwide.