Ceramic Current

During a residency in Arita, Japan, Floris Wubben designed a series of objects that express the attention and patience of Japanese craftsmen. Floris stumbled across an unremarkable yet beautiful process in an old clay factory: the almost sculptural accumulation of waste clay from a kneading machine. He imitated this process with tremendous precision and patience in Ceramic Current. Together with scientists from the Saga Ceramics Research Laboratory, he developed a new type of rapid-drying clay with minimum shrinkage. These unique hand-made bowls and vases could only acquire and maintain their shapes with this special clay.