Working alongside junya ishigami, japanese designer hitomi igarashi conceived of ceramic objects by casting porcelain into different shapes of paper - creating unique free-forms. thinner than conventional slip-cast methods, the technique introduces new ways of working with the ceramic material.
Marine Snow Maarten Kolk & Guus Kusters Porcelain, cobalt, copper edition of 7 + artist’s proof’s, medium and large for Christian Ouwens 2012
‘Marine Snow’ is a series of medium and large porcelain plates based on the natural phenomenon that is found in the deep ocean. It’s a continuous shower of mostly organic matter including dead and dying plants and animals feeding organisms in the layers of the ocean that never see the daylight.
Maarten Kolk & Guus Kusters created a series of porcelain plates inspired by this sad but beautiful part of nature. In their search of translating the beauty of water in designs and techniques the duo used the behaviour of the ocean to turn an imprint of cobalt and copper glaze into Marine Snow.
The plates will be presented at the solo show Stil Water (Still Water) at Christian Ouwens, Rotterdam. The show opens on the 29th of September 2012.