The Oven side table – an offbeat sense of humour with a whimsical sensibility.
A collaborative project made together with Reborn Bicycles, a Romanian-based studio specializing in custom painting and colouring techniques.
Exploring eclectic themes, ranging from vivid colours to a simple shape (inspired by the studio ceramic kiln) to capture the way new possibilities can be created in ceramics by embracing and working intuitively across the media.
This piece was hand built on an intimate and human scale, allowing it to be sensitively manipulated and sculpted into its final form. A different appearance was sought to achieve a look-alike infrared thermal imaging aesthetics. Through this innovative technique, multiple thin layers of engobe paint were applied to the unfired ceramic body, and over the course of many hours and meticulous work of sanding through the layers a complex animated surface was revealed. After firing, a colourful distinctive mottled finish has been achieved, an aesthetic that subverts and dismantles traditional frameworks and understandings of functional ceramic objects