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Facet Bottle and Diamond Vase

  • Year: 2018
  • Material: Porcelain, up to 6 glaze colours both matt and gloss
  • Dimensions: 64 cm x 110 cm
  • Commission: Galerie Kreo, Paris
  • Production: Jongeriuslab / Jingdezhen
  • Category: Limited edition

The Facet Bottle and Diamond Vase are a follow up of the Vamblers, three dimensional vase-like objects from folded paper, which were made as part of the colour research exhibition Breathing Colour in 2017.

The facetted bottoms of the large porcelain Facet Bottle and Diamond vase still refer to this folding technique. The facetted surfaces break the light, and the colour, in parts, allowing to better see how a colour changes depending on the location it has on the object: in the light or shadow, on a hollow or convex part. The facetted surface is combined with a textured pattern that is meticulously carved out of the porcelain by hand.

The bold and saturated colours are placed on the objects in blocks. Layers of matte and shiny glaze overlapping each other, creating layered colours. This technique of laying glazes on top of each other is also used in the Tile Tables.
The Facet Bottle and Diamond Vase are made of porcelain, which is quite unusual for objects of this size. They have been produced in China, in the area of Jingdezhen where craftsmen have specialised since centuries in creating large scale porcelain vases.

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