Water shapes ceramics. Water is an important element not only in our lives, but also in the ceramic world. In this project, water is reinterpreted as a formative force in the production process of porcelain. In a series of experiments, the different effects of water on porcelain and the process of slip casting are shown. With the water pressure on the surface a peeling effect is achieved. By dipping the vessel in metal salt solution and by subsequent put into the water, a capillary effect is achieved. The shape and design of the objects is determined by the water and can only be influenced to a limited extent. So every shape becomes unique.

Master Thesis, supervised by Prof. Barbara Schmidt and Prof. Dr. Jörg Petruschat.

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