You might want to hide these ceramic pieces when Grandma comes over for tea. Eloquently called Pansy Ass Ceramics, this company was started by two Toronto guys – Kris Aaron and Andy Walker – who wanted to make your favourite knick-knacks and trinkets just a little more gay. And boy, did they ever!
Japanese design studio D-Bros has created a mirrored-surface porcelain cup and patterned saucer set that ensures that the cup always matches the saucer. How simple and elegant. It makes for cool cups that are always updating their look no matter what surface they sit on.
When I think of porcelain, I recall sipping cups of hot tea from granny’s delicate tea set as a child trying to act all grown up. I was that serious, seriously. Try telling that to Ukrainian artists Anya Stasenko and Slava Leontyev who just wanna have fun with this fragile material.
If sculptures of chubby babies making weird faces give you the creeps (it’s a thing), look away now, and hope this art doesn’t appear in your nightmares. These glossy porcelain sculptures are created by Hong Kong artist Johnson Tsang, and he refers to these pieces as ‘his babies’. Since 1993, Tsang’s work has been exhibited […]
Ryan and Kaitlyn Lawless have re-created the 50 of the United States as interlocking porcelain trays for anyone to ‘bake, serve and style with pride’. Basically, they did this by cutting out prototypes on a CNC router for precision, which is then translated into plaster molds to create the cast for liquid ceramic to be […]
Porcelain on vintage glasses. Thai designer Moo Piyasombatkul mish-mashes one-of-a-kind vintage glasses with intricate handmade porcelain accents. If you have a pair of these, never let these fall to the ground and die. That, or bubble wrap them like Calvin Harris.
We’re totally digging Sichuan-born artist Song Wei’s unexpected and yet completely comprehensible juxtaposition of porcelain (a traditional Chinese symbol) with consumer products such as burgers and teddy bears.
Katsuyo Aoki is a Japanese sculptor from Tokyo who uses porcelain to create her series of skull shaped works, entitled Predictive Dream. As she says: ‘The decorative styles, patterns and symbolic forms I allude to and incorporate in my works each contain a story based on historical backgrounds and ideas, myths, and allegories’. These sculptures take me back to that childhood movie, The Dark Crystal, or even The Predator.
Andrés Gallardo transforms vintage porcelain figures into small jewellery. He is inspired by elements of flora and fauna, and he works it out using leather, woods, gold, and silver. He is self-taught, highly intuitive at handcrafting.