Grogged Vessels · 2013
This collection of grogged porcelain vessels explores the liminal space between craft and design, by using craft elements with industrial techniques creating process-driven tactile surfaces within decorative objects. Making larger, more colourful versions of grog (fired ceramic shards) is the craft element paired with reverse casting to control the inside shape of the vessels, but leaves the rest to be influenced by the process. The outside of the cast is then eroded away with water to bring through the sharp and jagged grog, which are randomly placed through the casting process. This results in the random pattern of the grog throughout the body of the vessels, creating both a graphic pattern on the inside contrasting with the sharp outside and a smooth polished rim that cuts through both.

Photography: Sevak Zargarian