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Ceramics Cu, is a collection of pieces created with ceramic, copper and silica. Through an innovative technique, each piece is transformed into a new object in which colors and ornamental lines emerge in a singular and unique way.
Basketry and ceramics are two of the oldest crafts in the world, there are traces of pieces that demonstrate the interrelationship between these two trades. With this project, we seek to resume those first experiments that mix both techniques.
The first manufacturing phase of Ceramics Cu has a strong traditional component, as opposed to the purely industrial process of the second one.
First, the ceramic pieces are molded by hand to create cylindrical structures and left to set until they reach the point of leather hardness, a state in which the clay is partially hardened and still retains a certain degree of humidity.
In the second phase, a specially modified circular weaving machine is used to generate a mesh of copper wire around each piece. This mesh will leave its mark on the surface of the ceramic after firing, marking each of the vases with traces of the industrial production process. A glaze is then applied to the inside of the vases, which generates an intense green color when it comes into contact with the copper and silica during the second firing process.
The result is a collection of ceramics with surfaces marked by an abstract pattern, bridging the gap between chaos and order. They are unique pieces, of unrepeatable character that seek the union between the industrial and the handmade, as well as the crossing between different disciplines.
Special thanks to: Escuela de Arte Francisco Alcántara.Cerámica, Madrid and Cerámica Artística San Ginés, Talavera.
Waterproof inner glazing.
Weight: 1 kg, 1.5 kg, 2.7 kg and 3 kg
Ceramics, copper, silica.