Colour Traces

Courtesy of Cor Unum Ceramics

The colorant soaks into the material, draws a pattern and leaves traces

RENS applied the absorbing qualities of ceramics to transform conventional plates into a series of unique wall objects. Over a course of time, the material gradually paints itself – tinted by the interplay of clay, dye and glaze.

Colour Traces is a follow-up of the Reddish Collection (2013), for which this procedure for the colouring of ceramics was developed in close collaboration with Cor Unum.

By placing objects in liquid pigment, the colorant soaks into the material, draws a pattern and leaves traces. The porosity of the material and the duration of the dye decide on the outcome, void of any human intervention.