Artist Anouska Samms crafts “dysfunctional” pots from human hair

Artist Anouska Samms created pots from clay and donated human hair to playfully explore her family’s matrilineal relationship, which were recently on show as part of an exhibition in London.

Called This Myth We Make, the exhibition by Samms included a collection of pots displayed on rugged wood and plaster plinths as well as an accompanying film and a large hanging tapestry.

Samms created lopsided pots with human hair

The various pots are formed from lopsided shapes made out of coloured clay but are defined by the many strands of human hair that decorate them.

Samms received the hair from a range of strangers from around the world including Mexico,

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