Graduation 2016 Project

Tim Vanlier

Department: Man and Activity


Traditional Delftware displays intricate artwork that requires years of training; Tim Vanlier threw such painstaking pottery conventions overboard and spent eight months experimenting with new methods of shaping, painting and baking. What if you take a tiny detail from a 17th-century plate, enlarge and abstract it? Or if you apply waste water instead of paint to create a new colour gradient? And what happens when you use a sandblaster for special effects? The answers are found in BLAUW, a playful collection of porcelain bowls that can be built into a vase, showcasing a refreshing view on the old stackable tulip vases.

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Photographs: Femke Rijerman