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Big White Pot and Red White Vase

  • Year: 1997
  • Material: Porcelain, spray paint lacquer (Toyota red)
  • Dimensions: Pot: 35 x Ø 28 cm, Vase: 41 x Ø 16 cm
  • Commission: Initiated by the designer
  • Production: Royal Tichelaar Makkum
  • Category: Limited edition
  • Collection: Stedelijk Museum ‘s Hertogenbosch, Cappellini Milan, FNAC, Puteaux, Musée de Rochechouart

A reinterpretation of history, the aura of the one-off versus the value of serial production, craft versus industry. The seams of the casting process refer to the production; at the same time these visible traces of the process can be considered unconventional decorations. In 1997, a bright red colour could no longer be used in ceramic glazes as the paint contains cadmium, which is toxic. This was one of the reasons behind the use of indu­strial spraypaint as an alternative.

Developed during a period of work at the EKWC.

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