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“There is something about Gésine Hackenberg’s jewelry and ceramics that feels very modern. In her Deft Blue ‘Plooischotel’ necklace, which is accompanied by a wall plate of Delft Blue earthenware made by Dutch tableware manufacturer De Porceleyne Fles (above), the Dutch artist drills circular holes into a common Netherlandish plate, then strings the leftover blue and white disks into a necklace. The piece reminds us of how intimate our physical relationship is with everyday items like the tableware, serving dishes and cups that we wash, drink from and handle daily.” Objects of daily use often become intimately important and indispensable to people,” Hackenberg explains. “What one keeps and owns often contains an emotional value next to its practical function or worth.” Hackenberg’s work is in the collection of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City.”