The tea set explores to the limit of what is
possible in the manufacture of porcelain. Spherical geometric shapes
are the starting point. On these forms, crystalline growth structures
are applied with the help of a 3D program, which is normally used for
visualizations in medicine. The seemingly chaotic arrangement of
simulated singular crystals results in faceted shapes and surfaces.
The makers‘ models are generated in the laser sintering process as
positive forms of aluminum and plastic powder which are and then cast
as negative forms of gypsum. The plaster molds are used to create the
The production of the tea set requires a combination of both latest
state of the art techniques as well as traditional maximum skill in
manufacturing. The rough surface of the sintering model is still
visible and perceivable in the finished china. The three objects of the
tea set contrast between delicate fragility and archaic severity. The
artifact itself is not aging in time.
In the edition of CULA the tea service is accompanied by a short
fictional text of an authors' collective on "Coral Gardens and their
Magic" in which such a tea set appears and which should be read
while enjoying the tea.