Julia Haft-Candell

"The Infinite Deck," 2023

NOTICE: All orders placed after May 7 , 2024 will ship mid-June.


The Infinite Deck (2023) is a limited edition work by L.A.-based artist Julia Haft-Candell for East of Borneo.

At the center of The Infinite, Haft-Candell’s term for her expansive practice, resides a glossary of symbols which include “interlocking hands,” “the arch,” “the grid,” and “the yearning”—a vast, creative space that both grounds and extends throughout her work. The artist shapes, unites, glazes, and fires these elements in the ceramics for which she’s best known. She also makes drawings featuring her symbols, which now appear, paired with their names, across her Infinite Deck.

With the deck, Haft-Candell introduces an accessible, collectible facet of The Infinite. Each edition of the Infinite Deck features 26 inkjet-on-rag-paper cards that altogether form a new system for divination. Like tarot and the I Ching, Haft-Candell’s deck is meant for ritual—cards are drawn to offer insight into their past, present, and future. Yet the glossary itself is ever-changing and the artist’s cards imagine a more generative, inclusive philosophy for understanding the self, the world, and their possibilities.


  • Set of 26 rag-paper cards (5 in. x 4 in. each) in natural wood box (6.75 in. x 5 in. x 3 in. each)
  • Hand-drawn with watercolor by the artist; inkjet printed by Peace Lily Press
  • Edition of 50
  • Signed and numbered by the artist

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Julia Haft-Candell (b. Oakland, CA, 1982) has presented solo exhibitions at Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Candice Madey Gallery, New York, NY; and Parrasch Heijnen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, among other galleries. The artist has participated in group exhibitions at Morán Morán, Los Angeles, CA; Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, NY; Scripps College, Claremont, CA; LA Louver, Los Angeles, CA, and other galleries and institutions. She has received grants and residencies from Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, New York, NY; Yaddo Corporation Saratoga Springs, NY; and California Community Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, along with other national and international organizations. The artist also runs The Infinite School, a ceramics education program, in Los Angeles, CA.

Read Haft-Candell’s interview for East of Borneo here.