The Liquid Series
This project was born from my fascination with the liquid state and aspect of the clay material. I am exploring the physicality of the porcelain slip, by pushing the limits of this fragile and precious matter. Two processes of production are combined: first, a vessel - a bowl or a plate - is slip cast, then the perfect circular shape is disrupted by randomly pouring on it the dyed slip until it freezes and creates irregular edges. The final result is uncontrollable, determined by the unpredictable and spontaneous slip movement and kiln firing. Once completed, these liquid series are not only functional but can be stacked into endless variations to create unique, graphical compostions.
Images: Sylvain Deleu