An exploration of a technique using porcelain
21 is an exploration of an analog system of making, whereby thin sheets of porcelain are draped over a sandblasted borosilicate glass inverted trumpet diffuser. The thin porcelain skin is allowed to dress over the borosilicate core to create whatever form is most natural to it. This makes a unique shape, of varying size, in every iteration of the fabrication process.
21 pendants are designed to be arranged in groupings, such that the individual pieces touch each other to articulate larger forms. The relatively simple shapes of the individual pendants, when layered and nestled together, make complex sculptural compositions.
Each diffuser houses a low voltage xenon or LED lamp. A strong contrast is established between the organically distributed soft light passing through the translucent white porcelain skin and the sharp, crisp light passing through the borosilicate glass diffuser.