Happy Saturday everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful start of the day.
I’ve mentioned here and there about us creating some up-cycled vintage plates. We’ve been wanting to get the collection out for a very long time, but jewellery is keeping us so busy, that it’s only now that we have managed to get it together:)
So it’s all out in the open…our up-cycled vintage plates are now displayed on our website and available for viewing and purchasing.
Firstly, let me explain the name of the collection. Objet Trouvé or Found Object describes art created from undisguised, but often modified objects or products that are not normally considered art, often because they already have a non-art function. There’s an entire article on Wikipedia if you like to read a bit more.
So what we’ve done (in very simple terms), we found some vintage plates, added onto them some images, combining old, new and some fragments from our jewellery, fired them in a temperature of 800 C (most of the plates had to undergo 5 or more firings), which made the design permanent. In reality this was a very labour intensive process, which took many hours and days to complete. And I really hope you like the final results…
Most of the plates have some images added to their back too, to make the designs even more fun. Here’s one of them: decorated with an Iris flower and deconstructed traditional British imagery at the back:
These plates can be displayed as an object of art, but are also perfectly functional for serving a meal. As with all things vintage, some of the plates might have wear signs like cracks in the glaze, chips or some faded patterns. But I think they just add to the charm.
Each one of the plates in our capsule collection is unique and non-repeatable. You can see more designs on our website and if you like them – please spread the word and ask me questions, if you have any:)
Have a wonderful day!