Designer: Ryosuke Fukusada
Process: Created reverse molds by pouring in plaster into wooden frames with objects such as styrene foam, bubble wrap and biscuits placed individually at the bottom. Traced the patterns of those objects by pressing a sheet of clay onto the plaster mold and rolled the sheet into the shape of cylinder. After firing them unglazed, they underwent the final process of glost firing.
After observing the material found in our everyday lives from the perspective of surface texture, the designer came to focus on the beauty of artificial surfaces which was not originally intended for its physical aesthetics. The unique surfaces of styren foam, bubble wrap and biscuits becomes more apparent when delivered in a form of ceramics.
The textures generated from the experiment met the traditional Japanese technique of Shuho Gama in Kyoto and became the tableware brand ‘utsusiwa’. This is a collection of ceramics that you have never seen before but still retains the feel of ordinary forms. They attract you very distinctively from the products made using ordinary design process and they will allure you into touching them.