About In the Clouds
The 'In the Clouds' series started out as a research project about creating decoration onto porcelain cups during the casting process as opposed to adding it by hand after a first firing.
Contemporary possibilities of computer aided design and 3d-printing played a major role in the design of the intricate decoration imprinted in the porcelain In The Clouds cups.
The graphic image on the In The Clouds cups is derived from the skyscapes that are often an inconspicuous part of the decoration on both Dutch Delftware as well as Asian Porcelain.
Silhouettes of birds and planes flying in between the clouds, add a contemporary twist to the classic theme.
Part of the series are small and larger cups, a medium and large bowl, and matching lids/saucers in four sizes.
Each piece comes in several shades of colored porcelain: white/grey, blue and green.
In the Clouds series
cup M: D 70mm (53mm bottom) // H 90mm
cup L: D 80mm (65mm bottom) // H 105mm
Saucers XS - L
Saucer XS (cup M): D 72mm (60mm bottom) // H 17mm
Saucer S (cup L): D 80mm (70mm bottom) // H 19mm
Saucer M (bowl M): D 105mm (93mm bottom) // H 19mm
Saucer L (bowl L): D 135mm (123mm bottom) // H 19mm
Bowl M: D 102mm (83mm bottom) // H 54mm
Bowl L: D 136mm (112mm bottom) // H 70mm
How it's made
The In the Clouds series is handmade in the studio.
We use a 3d printed model to make molds in which we slipcast the handcolored porcelain.
The mold making is actually quite an intricate process which involves several different positive and negative molds in silicon rubber and plaster.
After casting, the cups are hand-finished and fired in the kiln twice.
The glaze is added before the second firing and can be either applied over the full piece or only on the inside.
Please note: each batch of porcelain is colored separately, creating a range of blueish and greenish powdery hues that can differ from piece to piece.
In the Clouds SALE!
We are cleaning up our warehouse to make space for new projects and are getting rid of the current In the Clouds stock.
Score yourself a lovingly handmade porcelain piece for a great price while supplies last!