Materials: Sandblasted Porcelain
Price Point: $30 to $40
"This plate is made by dripping melted wax onto the surface of a porcelain plate and sandblasting away the exposed areas. The original winter scene is partially erased, which forces the viewer to look harder to see it...""This level of effort makes it far more interesting than the original. Rather than start over with raw material, this technique takes renewed ownership of what already exists, and is therefore also an exercise in reuse."
Designer: Cat Merrick
Location: Brooklyn, NY
---Previous Design: Good Books Shelf by Jason Neufeld
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