A Shallow and Salty Ocean - Sake / Espresso Cups
Craig Barrow's A Shallow and Salty Ocean
A set of porcelain cups conceived of during the annual Designers on Holiday residency on the Swedish island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea.
The collection A Shallow and Salty Ocean is homage to the Gotland’s geographical and industrial heritage. Moulds were taken from select fragments of limestone and cast in fine porcelain resulting in an ongoing series of vessels. The intricate stone texture and sharp, aggressive crystalline structure makes these pieces as much functional as they are sculptural. The monotone unglazed exterior juxtaposes the gloss, colourful interior glaze, reminiscent of a shining mineral found within a broken rock.
by Craig Barrow