[highlight1] Alice Porcelain Tea-ware [/highlight1]
Alice Porcelain Tea-ware collection designed by Rachel Boxnboim entitled Alice. Each piece is reminiscent of something straight out of the book of Alice in Wonderland, the only thing missing is the Mad Hatter. When it comes to designing her pieces, there is a method to the madness. As a final project at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Rachel began experimenting with the use of fabric molds on porcelain.
This project started when she decided to saw a teapot. She took the measurements from her mothers old teapot and when she was finished she had a mold. She sawed utensils such as cups, plates, sugar container and a milk jug. Then Rachel casted porcelain into this fabric molds and after a while she 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. In this project, the designer 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.
[highlight1] Data [/highlight1]
Name: Alice Porcelain
Materials Combination: Ceramic + Color, Clay + Color, Eco / Recycled / Green
Colour: Mix / Multi Color
[highlight1] The people [/highlight1]
Product Designer: Rachel Boxnboim, Haifa, Israel
Text Description: © Courtesy of Rachel Boxnboim
Images: © Rachel Boxnboim