Landscape of Oxidation

Landscape of Oxidation is a collection of Jesmonite products whose surfaces have evolved over time. Influenced by the philosophy and aesthetic of Kintsugi, and embracing the inherently unstable processes of copper patination and iron oxidation, each object, every one a unique cast, pauses and captures the beauty of a fleeting moment of deterioration.

Our work is based on the process rather than the result. By combining casting material of Jesmonite together with metal powders, we create a range of decorative pieces that change over the time. Depending on varying levels of humidity and chemical substances they gradually develop various colours and patterns forming patina. It reflects collective memory of the objects and the tasks it has performed. Due to this natural process, every item although cast in the same mould, is completely unique with landscape- like markings.

…….‘Landscape of Oxidation’ collection evolves with time.

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candle holders
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*Photography | Yenchen & Yawen Design Studio

There are 3 different collections in this project which are Iron Rust, Patina Blue and Golden Kintsugi. They are presented different technics of our exploration.

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Patina blue jewellry tray and tealight holders
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*Photography | Anna Pors

Mixing Jesmonite with glass, copper, brass and iron powders we are able to achieve different patterns and textures. Through experimentation we have developed a wide range of patina that appear due to process, which uses different chemical formulas for a certain period of time.

*Jesmonite is a water-based acrylic resin, which gives a satin, marble-like finish.

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