scale unscale



Kawah Ijen is a volcano in Indonesia chararecterized by its acid blue lack. As real as surrealistic.

These ceramics pieces start from the confrontation between the fantasized geology  of a Kawah Ijen volcano and its standard topographic representations.

The topography lines are translated out of their geographical context and turn into abstract extruded volumes.

It is about the tension between the natural organic outlines and the perfect artificial language of shapes recreated by 3D softwares.

It results a ceramic collection of containers in the scale 1/250. The use of ceramic  bring back to materiality the computer’s images. The aesthetic research is also in the particular way to color and glaze the ceramic to enhance the shape relief. Porcelain, earthenware, stoneware, are used according to the dimension and properties of the objects.

(©) audrey werthle