Design & Made: Chenchen Hu
Agateware rose around the 18th century in England, invented for European aristocracy. Most of the works were presumably inspired by Chinese ceramic pieces with a twistable body (Jiao Tai) in the Tang Dynasty. Each piece is characterized by unique patterning and deep saturation of colours. Intrigued by this, explored numerous colour stains and mixed them at different ratios into the clay body—working toward what in my opinion represented a contemporary colour palette. Chose a spherical shape and a round spout for the vessel form to emphasize the pattern on the surface. The positioning of the pattern was intentionally controlled to match the relationship between surface and object.