Short Droplet Vase (Small)

Attua Aparicio
Short Droplet Vase (Small) by multidisciplinary designer Attua Aparicio. This functional vase incorporates borosilicate glass waste as a raw material, marrying it with porcelain.

This piece forms part of a series developed by Attua while on residency in Jingdezhen, China's porcelain capital. This material research project, initiated by Attua, was her second residency with the European Ceramic Work Centre (EKWC). Attua's research started during the summer of 2018, with her first residency at EKWC 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: Porcelain and borosilicate glass waste
Dimensions: Height: 10 cm, Width: 9 cm
Care Instructions: Handle with care, dishwasher safe.
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For this piece a porcelain slip-cast is made, with clear glaze on the inside and colourful glass brushed on the outside. It is then heated to set. 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 - South East England

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.