Katharina Ruhm
Katharina Ruhm

pomm I

pomm sample (I)

glazed porcelain


can be used as glass coaster


This sample was produced during the development of the mirror series `pomm(es)´. For the production I had to relearn to sketch. As I was trying to sketch certain face expressions with liquid porcelain. Rather than envision a precise shape first, and mold a material to it second, I hold great importance in allowing the material to take the lead in the process.


I always try to not think about how I want to do this or that form, but I like starting with the quality of the materials. I look at how it develops naturally, and then see what I can do with the natural quality within, to extend that in a way.

One of the amazing things about porcelain is that you can get very precise forms. However, if you want to have that very specific form, there are always a lot of pieces which end up ‘false’… The  suitability about my process, is that I’m basically working from these mistakes. The ´mistakes´in form of bumps and curls of the material itself are becoming some sort of autark formgeber. In that crystallised state, porcelain is very unforgiving. Every movement, every jiggle of my hands during that step will show in the form of bumps, wrinkles and dales.


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5 × 5 × 5 cm