Yuting Chang turns blue-and-white porcelain inside out for tableware collection

Taiwanese designer Yuting Chang has created a ceramics collection that wears its traditional blue adornments not on the outside, but layered internally. The delicate linework, which decorates the otherwise minimal, matte cream tableware, is built up by slip casting porcelain in alternating colours within a mould to create up to 29 layers in one piece. […]

Céline Arnould makes commemorative porcelain bowls from the hair of loved ones

Swiss designer Céline Arnould has cast a series of ceramic vessels from the hair of her friends and family, as a contemporary take on the locks that Victorians used to keep as tokens of love or loss. Arnould – who trained as a hairdresser and still cuts the hair of those closest to her – […]

Haas Brothers designs alien-like objects with tentacles created by multiple brushstrokes

Art and design duo the Haas Brothers has revealed a series of otherworldly sculptures with tentacle or fur-like outgrowths that are the result of porcelain being built up with thousands of brushstrokes. A menagerie of more than 45 of the bulbous, rainbow-coloured objects – some with golden trunks and antennae like deep-sea creatures – were […]

Zhekai Zhang uses waste coffee grounds to create marble effect on Coffire lamps

Designer Zhekai Zhang has developed a method of staining porcelain with used coffee grounds to mimic the texture of marble, and applied the technique to a collection of lamps called Coffire. The method, inspired by ancient Chinese pit-firing techniques, forms an “imperfect” random texture, meaning each Coffire pendant light is different. The lamps are one […]

Nikolas Bentel creates The Wiggle Pipe in “absurd” Memphis style

New York designer Nikolas Bentel has created a handmade porcelain pipe for smoking marijuana with an unconventional wiggle form. The Wiggle Pipe features an unconventional snaking shape and three bold bright colours: a blue mouthpiece connects to a curved yellow stem, which then attaches to a white bowl where the dry cannabis herb is placed. Bentel, who […]

Bandido Studio coats Aura lamp with Mexican enamel

Mexican designer Bandido Studio has created a pendant lamp with a textured charcoal grey surface created by heating up black enamel. Puebla-based Bandido Studio created Aura’s deliberately imperfect surface by heating a Mexican Peltre enamel coating to upwards of 700 degrees Celsius. The result is a departure from the studio’s previous matt and glossy finished metal lighting […]

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