The Maker of Elements Ceramics Uses Water as a Mold

By: Amelia Roblin - Sep 30, 2014
References: jomi.no & dezeen
Jomi Evers Solheim demonstrates that even the unlikeliest materials can be used to mold porcelain objects. The Elements ceramics collection was executed entirely by casting the bulbous forms of full water balloons, in order to emulate the swelling volumes impressed by the liquid within.

The designer filled different latex balloons with varying amounts of H2O and air, sealed them, cinched them and even pressed into their sides. Placing them down on a flat surface, he captured the way that they flattened and bulged towards the base, recreating them in smooth porcelain to make quite dynamic vases. The Elements ceramics are each very unique, having shapes that were dependent on the thickness and capacities of the balloons. They emerge with narrow spouts and holes in which you can pour water and place a few floral stems.