Welcome to Spotted, your resource for our top favorite ceramic spottings from the worlds of contemporary ceramic art and contemporary ceramics. In this edition we dive in with some lumpy, bumpy and a downright ruthless ceramic objects.
We will continue to update this list throughout the week with the latest spottings, so stay tuned.
Overthrow Empire with a Tea Party, Round 2
With The Last Jedi hitting theaters in America next month, we’re exited to share with you this delightful teapot featuring the Galactic Empire logo and TIE fighters. Technabob gets super cute with this “little known” story about what happens during break time (and when they least expect it) to Imperial Forces.
They don’t show it in the movies, but the Galactic Empire, like the British Empire, actually loves tea. It is a little known fact that during the battle of Hoth, Stormtroopers were having a tea party in the back of those AT-ATs.
Read what happens next here.
Not Clay, but BUMP’n Glassware
British designer Tom Dixon latest BUMP collection of (you guessed it) bumpy glassware is reminiscent of a scientific laboratory or a high school chemistry class with it’s pink- and black-colored beakers and Erlenmeyer-esque flasks. Dezeen writes Dixon unveiled the sleek collection at Masion&Objet earlier this fall. Dixon explains his concept to Dezeen saying he wanted to transform an analytical tool into something more playful.
“Inspired by laboratory apparatus, Bump is an exercise in manipulation of the conical, spherical and tubular building blocks that we love to play with, of double-walled glassmaking and a play in transparency and translucence. With these articles for measuring, brewing, steaming, cooling pouring and preserving, we are exploring the transformative alchemy of curious instruments and chemical reactions.”
Read more about this science-inspired range here.
By using a flexible mold and bio-degradable polymer granules, the hand sculpted vessels and vases develop their own language through beautiful patterns and colors. Letting the material grow and live during the manufacturing process, the organic shapes are seeking out intuitively their own identity. All objects are unique and show a poetic reflection on the contradictions between craft and industry.
Metro by Porcelain Bear
The Metro series features porcelain-tiled columns in three size variations. Referencing the iconic Paris metro, these pieces of furniture can also be transformed into bespoke applications
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