These vases look like they are knitted but they are actually made from porcelain. Can you belief that?! Designer Annette Bugansky brings together the soft elements of knitted textures with contemporary form. The result is a timeless product collection which although looks soft to the touch is actually made from fine porcelain clay.
For this process of using both traditional and experimental knitting patterns to create surface pattern, knitted cloths are made for the models from which plaster casts are taken. The slip cast porcelain is vitrified at high temperature (1280 Degrees Celsius) to produce a matt watertight surface. Annette keeps her vessels white and unglazed so as not to detract from the delicate surface detail, and her designs are equally exciting when empty as when used.
Annette, a graduate from the prestigious Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, draws her inspiration from a number of different sources including textile structures, shell patterns, contemporary interiors and city architecture and her work has produced an organic blend of neutral colours and exciting textures. Annette has taken part in a number of exhibitions and has work displayed in selected galleries across the UK and in Germany. Her designs have been publicised in numerous Interior and Art Magazines.