By Crocker Staff

Five years ago, Chris Antemann, a porcelain artist living in the small town of Joseph, Oregon, received the invitation of a lifetime from the Meissen Porcelain Manufactory in Germany. The CEO of Meissen personally invited Antemann to collaborate with Meissen’s master artisans, contribute new ideas to the world of porcelain artistry, and produce new bodies of work using advanced sculpting and painting techniques that have made Meissen artists famous for 300 years.

Themes of temptation and sin, and references to the story of the Garden of Eden, are featured throughout the installation Forbidden Fruit: Chris Antemann at Meissen®.

With the exhibition closing on June 25.

Top Image: Chris Antemann, Little Maid (detail), 2014. Meissen Porcelain®, 7 x 7 x 4 in. Image courtesy of MEISSEN®