Contemporary beauty: Porzellanring


Contemporary beauty: Porzellanring

Contemporary beauty: Porzellanring

 

My first project was about jewellery made out of ceramics right from the start. That gave me the material and the techniques, but I was missing a theme. So I made a research on CONTEMPORARY BEAUTY. I looked in other design areas for objects that were not jewellery, but beautiful and especially contemporary beauty to me. All the objects from architecture to car industry had something in common – a surface that seemed to be under tension. So I looked for a way to accomplish such a surface.One way was to use a 3D CAD/CAM program. I made several ringforms. I grew one form in different sizes and made plaster moulds of them.That gave me porcellain rings in different sizes.

 

The other way was to make a skeleton out of wood and slip a balloon over it. I experimented with different materials for the skeleton because it tended to break under the tension and finally used plarstic. The skeleton was made of two circles stick together at 90 degrees. I cut geometrical pieces out of the circles, so that they looked like stars. Than I made plaster mould of the balloon things and got porcelain forms from these. The resulting form was an abstract sculptural form that fitted my requirements. I made some variations and scaled the form down to a wearable size. Finally I made several porcelain pendants using silk as a necklace because it was white and delicate and the light could shine through it. I made two rings where the silk fixes the porcelain on a metal ring. That makes the pieces all look like a set.