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textil / translucent porcelain textile

Starting point is the batik printing technique in which hot liquid wax is printed on textiles to avoid the coloration of the waxed ornament.

As a first step a fabric made of laminated gauze is imprinted with wax to prevent the porcelain slip to get into the textile. The slip saturates the textile. During the final burning process the gauze and the wax are incinerated.

The results are highly translucent porcelain ornaments with their own aesthetics, equivalent to objects from archaeological excavations and each one is unique. Light makes the differences in the thickness of the material visible.


Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz

Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz
Industrial Design
Aarau, Switzerland

Nicola Stattmann
Johannes Fuchs

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Brugg, Switzerland

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