Ceramic cup one-offs,
inspired by Joan Brossa.
Co-created with the ceramist Carmen Balada
Concept | Product Development | Industrial Design | Art Direction |
Marc - in Catalan: FRAME
A rigid structure that surrounds or encloses something
such as a door or window.
Designed for "Artesania Catalunya'' souvenir shop. The souvenir was to be conceptualised based on catalan culture, and created with a local craftsman.
Marc. is a limited series of one-off ceramic cups. The cup is decorated with a "mark of time" : a gesture to a traditional glazing style of Catalunya.
A text by Joan Brossa.
An observation on time perception in the creating process and the reading of the piece.
Traditional Glazing, Bisbal ceramics museum
1 Starting Point
2 The writing of a text has a visual influence. Wording the sentences defines the visual limits of the page. Creating a "frame".
3 Primary Concept:
Framing the time that passed in the product's present.
Clay is a material that "remembers".
It documents it's processing method and origin (earth- color).
Thus, it is suitable to be formed into a souvenir.
5 Cultural Research:
Ceramics culture of Catalunya.
Framing traditional green-colored glazing method at the center of the contemporary cup.
The cups were created in cooperation with Carmen Balada, a Cataln ceramist.
The cups are made of stoneware local clay and are manufactured using the lathe.
Each of then is one of a kind. The series contained a total of 6 cups.