Fine china is used as a ritual object in many households; being used only a few times a year on special occasions. Traditional design is challenged with the Made of China line of fine tableware. Maintaining traditional materials, while using the design language of disposable items questions the elevated status of fine china.
The full line includes porcelain plates and dessert tray, hand-blown glass water bottle, silk napkin with printed "wrinkles" in silk packaging, and silver "disposable" utensils.
This project was a lesson in traditional crafts. Learning to create and produce multiples of high-end, craft based products, using traditional techniques was one of the greatest technical challenges I've faced so far.
Download the PDF presentation to see the full Made of China line.
Feb 20, 2009
Posted by Jesse H. Gerard at 2:43 PM