Shape

White cloud over blue sky

空に浮かぶ白い雲

“Cloud” is a white porcelain espresso cup and saucer which was designed by a Singaporean designer, Casey Chen and manufactured by Miyama under the direction of HULS. The advanced technique of “Ikomi” developed by Miyama enabled to realize the complex form of the cloud-shaped handle. And the detailing in Peranakan blue color, which symbolizes Singapore is applied on the saucer by using the technique of “Risen-yaki”. This product is filled with the essence of Singaporean design as well as the craftwork of Miyama.

Ikomi (casting method)
Ikomi (Slip casting) is a type of ceramic molding technique which uses plaster molds instead of using the potter’s wheel. By pouring slip into plaster molds and drying it until its hardened, this technique makes it possible to create thin and strong ceramic products.

エスプレッソカップアンドソーサー「Cloud」は、HULSが企画し、シンガポール人デザイナーのケイシー・チェンさんと深山のコラボレーションによって生まれた製品である。深山が持つ高度な「鋳込み」の技術で、雲のかたちの複雑な持ち手の形状をつくりあげた。また、ソーサーには、シンガポールを象徴するプラナカンブルーの模様が「里泉焼」によって絵付けされており、シンガポールのデザインと深山のものづくりが凝縮されている。

鋳込み

「鋳込み」とは、ろくろを使わず、石膏で作った型を用いる器の成形方法のこと。その技術によって、薄さと強度を兼ね備えた器づくりが可能となる。

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