FLOURISH

2018 / damaged second-hand ceramics + ceramic decals

The making and using of ceramics gives birth to cracks, black spots & chipped edges. These small defects are most of the time not decreasing the functionality of the dishware. But they are bothering the user's aesthetic experience. This is often the reason why factories and households throw away dishware.

These errors remind us that we can never fully control our surroundings. Furthermore, errors can be seen as gifts offered by the material, instead of getting rid of errors, we could admire and embrace them (wabi-sabi). They are birthmarks giving a unique identity to the mass-produced kind.


This project is a proposition to reconsider the value of damaged products. It positions small errors in the centre of attention, looked upon as a necessity for new life to emerge.

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