Plag by Wael Seaiby utilizes plastic materials in an innovative and unexpected way. The graduate has developed an "up-cycling process to transform the type of plastic used for supermarket bags into a collection of ceramic-like objects."
His dynamic dishware creations include cups and bowls that resemble decorative earthenware objects and glassware. His pieces evoke an artisan aesthetic and look as if they have been hand-painted despite of their plastic materiality.
Wael Seaiby is the winner of an Innovation Initiative Grant from the University of Edinburgh. "His unique process transforms the HDPE in plastic bags into objects that reject negative notions associated with plastic materials." The raw and beautiful quality of Seaiby's pieces re-evaluates plastic as a recyclable material that will be more beneficial rather than damaging to our environment.