This project was born from my fascination with the liquid state and aspect of the clay material. I am exploring the physicality of the porcelain slip, by pushing the limits of this fragile and precious matter.
For these abstract objects, the aim is to challenge our vision of the traditional methods of production and expectations about porcelain. Using the irregular lines, saturated colours, and a matt finishing, challenges our expectations about this surprising matter.
Two processes of production are combined: first, a vessel - a bowl or a plate - is slip cast, then the perfect circular shape is disrupted by randomly pouring on it the dyed slip until it freezes and creates irregular edges. The final result is uncontrollable, determined by the unpredictable and spontaneous slip movement and kiln firing.
Once completed, these Liquid Series can be used not only as decorative objects of contemplation, but they can also serve as containers.
They can be stacked into endless variations to create unique, graphical compostions.
Composition: porcelain, stain
Images: Sylvain Deleu