BLAUW BLOESEM // for Heinen Delfts Blauw

[ 2017 //  Delft Blue tableware // ceramics ]


“The beauty of the volatile and imperfection”

According to Debbie Wijskamp there is a lot of beauty hidden in volatile things and in imperfection.

“Blauw Bloesem (Blue Blossom) is inspired by century old crockery sets and excavated pottery. I think it’s beautiful when you can see that pottery has a history and that it has been used. I love the texture of pottery that has stayed underground for a long time. It is special to see what time does to an object. It is as if you are holding a rough stone in your hand, instead of a polished cup or saucer.”

The tableware set Blauw Bloesem is recognized by the classic, round shapes and soft lines. This brings out the best of the textures andthe Delft blue decorations. “Usually you find large decorations on Delft blue tableware, but I wanted to put the focus on small details and place these on one side of the pottery. It is as if the design is crawling out of the edge. It also makes the decoration visible when the item is being used while eating or drinking. Imagine you are preparing a beautiful meal, where you place the food in the middle of the plate, without covering the decoration.”

Photo page-banner: Eefje van Dongen

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