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There is no handle
cup concept for Guldagergaard
"Do not try and bend the spoon, that's impossible. Instead, only try to realize the truth...there is no spoon. Then you will see it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself." /Spoon Boy to Neo in Matrix
In my work I often start by analysing shapes and functions instead of creating them, and sometimes it goes back all the way to the thought of the very existence of an object. This is how this cup concept was born.
 
I used the traditional image of a cup in people's mind: simple, mostly classical and always with a curvy handle. In the past years I have been exploring ways of making drinkware with no real handle but finding alternative ways of holding a cup. Many fun results were born.
But here I take the "No handle" statement to an other level.
These cups literally have no handle, altho the shape is classical. The handle is the only part that is actually missing and still, you recognise its shape and existence.
The cups are made of porcelain by slip casting.
The cups were design and created for and at Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Centre and will be part of a fund-raising project to help young hungarian ceramic artists to experience the opportunity that Guldagergaard can offer with their artist in residence program.
Sneak peek in the process