IGNORANCE IS BLISS

   

Ignorance is Bliss is an ongoing project for reincorporating the value of metal waste from industries such as water treatment and soil remediation into valuable new products and methods. Metals, unfortunately, are a non-renewable resource and metal mining affects the air, the water quality and many lifeforms. Agnė Kučerenkaitė experimented with various techniques to find the use of this waste product by conducting a broad material research, which showed great potential for colouring ceramic glazes. The collection consists of elegant porcelain tableware and ceramic interior wall tiles, which are the representation of small and large-scale applications of metal waste. The colours are the result of pure pigments extracted from metal pollution. In this project, surprisingly, the more contaminated the raw material, the more vibrant the designed objects are. The goal is to challenge the current industrial colour mass-manufacture and benefit the environment.

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