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silverware by glithero   vases devoted to a single specimen of seaweed
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nov 29, 2012
silverware by glithero vases devoted to a single specimen of seaweed


‘silverware’ by glithero
round vase: H36 x W43 cm
all photos by petr krejčí

 

 

single specimens of seawood are applied as graphic decoration for ‘silverware’, a collection of hand thrown photosensitive porcelain vases by glithero.
the london-based studio has harvested samples of the underwater plant from the english channel, arranging individual leaves on the vessels to create patterns.
the images of the vegetation are then transferred to the objects via a process similar to traditional methods of developing photographs –
a rotating light-printing machine developed by the designers is placed inside a darkroom whereby each piece is then exposed to the device’s luminosity.
once this is complete, the vases are immersed in different baths of photographic developer which ultimately reveal a detailed translucent print.
the tonal photogram and the deep black of the silver salt particles on the surfaces offer a significant visual contrast, obliterating the once organic nature
of the seaweed. the project is a conceptual continuation of glithero’s earlier ‘blueware collection’ which designboom published here,
in which they captured the impressions of botanical samples on ceramic pieces in a similar manner.

galerie vivid is presenting glithero’s ‘silverware’ procelain works at designmiami/ 2012.

 

 

silverware by studio glithero
specimens of seaweed are applied to each vessel to create a graphic decoration

 

 

 

silverware by studio glithero
the image of the underwater vegetation is transferred to the vases photosensitive surface via a rotating light-printing machine
big vase: H51 x W44

 

 

 

silverware by studio glithero
the contrast between the photograms and the deep black of the vessels offer a visual contrast

 

 

 

 

silverware by studio glithero

 

 

 

 

silverware by studio glithero
details of the seaweed images transferred to the vessels

 

 

 

 

silverware by studio glithero
the photo developing process is sensitive enough to capture the adhesive used to attach the seaweed to the vases

 

 

 

 

silverware by studio glithero
tall vase: H58 x W30 cm

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