the fifty united plates by ceramic designers corbe company
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jul 16, 2013
the fifty united plates by ceramic designers corbe company


the fifty united plates by ceramic designers corbe company
all images courtesy of corbe company

 

 

 

based on the traditional map of the united states ‘the fifty united plates’ is a collection from american ceramic designers, corbé company. made of porcelain, the project crosses the boundaries of craft, art and design. constructed to scale the unique pieces fit seamlessly in with their neighbor, to collectively form the entire nation. ‘they’re a tribute to where you are, what you’re making, doing, eating, loving and living.’ says the designers, ’it’s a local project – built for our neighbors… made only greater in its relation to another person, another place – a spread known as the fifty united plates.’ using a combination of new technologies with traditional ceramic processes, each piece highlights the persona of the maker. digital files of the states are created with the information needed to effectively cut a prototype on a CNC router. liquid ceramic slip is then poured into a plaster mold – fired in an electric kiln, the casting is finished by hand and sanded to be buttery smooth. every state has approximately 40-55 square inches of interior space and they range from 11-13” at the longest dimension. ‘the fifty united plates’ has launched a kickstarter to help support the project’s creation.

 

 


‘the 50 united plates’
video courtesy of ryan lawless

 

 


washington strawberry-rhubarb pie

 

 


texas cornbread with florida & oregon

 

 


california and washington plates

 

 


oregon plate

 

 


michigan plate

 

 


camp-style denizen mugs are a reward level

 

 


anatomy of a state plate

 

 


the fifty united plates is copyright of corbé company

 

 

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