Incompatible Amalgamation Vessel II

Attua Aparicio
Incompatible Amalgamation Vessel II by East London-based craft maker Attua Aparicio. Inspired by the interplay between craft and technology, Attua aims to express the unexplored potential of industrial materials. This piece forms part of a series developed during a material research project, initiated by Attua, whilst on a residency at the European Ceramic Work Centre (EKWC). Undertaken in the Summer of 2018, Attua's research focused on using waste from the glass industry in ceramics. Navigated via a responsive approach to testing, Attua focused on borosilicate glass: a material that is currently discarded in landfill.
Material: Press moulded porcelain, stoneware, terracotta, and borosilicate glass. Fired at 1,280C.
cm: Width 23cm, Depth 23cm, Height 41cm
inches: Width 9.1in, Depth 9.1in, Height 16.1in
Care Instructions: Handle with gloves and lift from the base only.


Adopting an experimental approach is central to Attua’s work. Developing industrial materials to realise new forms, functions and finishes has resulted in a playful approach to making, more akin to craft than manufacture. Each piece is unique – an individual response to both process and raw matter.
The Maker Attua Aparicio Multi-Disciplinary Designer - London

One half of design collaboration ‘Silo Studio’, Attua is an alumnus of the Royal College of Art’s Design Products course. Attua’s work places an emphasis on industrial processes and materials; her collection for The New Craftsmen created as part of a material research project initiated during her residency at the European Ceramic Work Centre in the summer of 2018. Her research focuses on how to use waste from the glass industry to pursue innovation in ceramics, navigated through a responsive approach to testing.