LYNE

Water jug

Winner

Name of agency
Margot Thyssen - Ceramics and Design
Name of designer(s)
Margot Thyssen
Name of company
Margot Thyssen ceramics & design
Dimensions
+- 13.7 x 8.3 x 20 cm
Material
Porcelain
Technology
multi-layer slipcasting
Fabrication
By hand

in the category

CRAFTS BY BOKRIJK AWARD 21


In her capacity as designer and craftswoman, Margot Thyssen seeks harmony between simplicity and detail. The LYNE series is an example of this. Both white and coloured liquid porcelain is poured into a plaster mould layer after layer. After cutting away and finishing the upper edge, the different layers remain visible as a number of fine lines. The colour and the lines provide a beautiful contrast to the simple, understated form of the object. The so-called multi-layer slip-casting technique is extremely labour intensive and as a result, less suited to mass production.

It is a deliberate choice by Margot to produce her work herself in a limited series. It allows her to supply her customers with high quality and unique pieces. She uses the scraps cut from the upper edge to make gadgets, such as stirrers, buttons or coasters.

Margot’s choice of materials is also very deliberate. She opts for high quality, durable porcelain that feels robust but is nevertheless agreeable to use. The material is functional too: it retains the temperature of hot/cold drinks for longer.