Ruth Borgenicht: Ceramic Chain

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Ceramic artist Ruth Borgenicht is inspired by medieval chain armor known as chain mail-a flexible protective mesh made of tiny interlocking metal rings. Borgenicht's chain mail is constructed using rings of clay. The rings are individually cast in a plaster mold. While slightly damp and still pliable, the clay rings are removed from the mold, cut open, and linked together to create the chain mail pattern.