This project started when I decided to sew a teapot. I took the measurements from my mothers old teapot and when i was finished – i had a mold!
I sewed utensils such as cups, plates, sugar container and a milk jug. Than I casted porcelain into this fabric molds and after a while I’ve emptied it from the middle.
In the process of burning in the kiln the fabric disappears and only the ceramic is left. The color in some of them is from a stain powder – I’m not sure what is the term in English but it’s a colored powder that you mix into the porcelain before use and after burning the porcelain is colored.
In this project, I made a connection between a soft material (fabric) and a hard material (ceramic), perpetuating and preserving the properties of the fabric. The ceramic takes on the texture of the fabric and the appearance of the seams, and looks like a kind of hardened textile.
The utensils are useful and contain an element of surprise. The work included trying out different patterns and different fabrics, the form of the utensil being determined by the pattern, or considerably influenced by the fabric, and changing from utensil to utensil. http://vimeo.com/26395579 - a movie showing the process of the making.
Photos by: Oded Antman