|Hon's designed Espresso cup & saucer and silver spoon (2005-6).|
Manufactured in bone china in China of course.
|Mug by Clementina van der Walt (1988)|
Stoneware thrown bowls by Kim Sacks (1987)
It is vital to invest in utilitarian products that adds value to the home and contributes significantly to a memorable and authentic life experience. I gained knowledge in design, whilst doing research for the Ceramic Design honours program (the 4th year B Tech Ceramic Design specialization program); investigating and referencing cutting edge ceramic concepts and contemporary design development, for inclusion into learner guides and project briefs for aspiring ceramists.
|Royal Albert Bone China England|
Ebony-inlaid silver spoon, Benin West Africa.
When it comes to 21st-century consumption, value is no longer about the cost of a product but the worth it holds for each individual. As such, value luxury is measured not in material terms but in sentimental ones, with a shift towards more inconspicuous personal purchases where the pleasure, freedom and feelings a products gives us mean more than the price tag. An item may be the ultimate in bespoke or handmade by a friend - what they have in common is that they inspire an emotional attachment to something irreplaceable. (Cited in Elle Decoration, The New Luxury; November 2007, page 77)
|Mugs by Clementina van der Walt (1988)|
sugar bowl by Kim Sacks (1987)
|Espresso cup and saucer, Designer Eugene Hon (2000-05)|
Manufactured in bone china in China 2006.
Above is an image of my espresso cup and saucer, including a silver espresso spoon (shown in the title image). Designed between 2000 and 2005 and manufactured in bone china in China in 2006. These products are the first of many designs to feature on this blog in the future. I trust that your will enjoy my interest in design and my range of products as much as you appreciated my ceramic art and sculptures. All images were styled and photographed by the blogger (unless otherwise indicated).
|Espresso cup and saucer, Bone china 2006.|
Designed by Eugene hon and manufactured in China of course.
UJ studio - photographer Jan.