Born in 2009 in Amsterdam, Studio Floris Wubben is known for its innovative design practice through exceptional ceramic pieces that question the boundaries of form and function.
Among Wubben’s most notable pieces is “Erosion,” a collaboration with ceramic studio Cor Unum, which includes bowls, cups, and pots. An unusual and ingenious range, which was created with the help of a central rotating torch that applies heat to the surface of wet ceramic objects. It would be a shame to leave out “Throne,” also known as “Structure-127,” this majestic seat owes its astonishing appearance to the internal structure of the piece, which is designed as a complex network of technically calculated shapes. It is this same internal structure that guides Floris to intuitively reveal the piece as he meticulously cuts the large mass of clay.
Another sublime project, “Ceramic Current,” was born during Floris Wubben’s residency in Arita, Japan. Drops falling on the surface of his creations gave rise to astonishing sculptures with a spiky appearance. This experience led him to develop a faster drying process with the Saga Ceramics Research Laboratory in Arita, and thus to create a completely new type of porcelain. “By moving the vases and bowls during the draining process, new dynamic structures appear. These structures can be shaped in different ways. Because the dripping structure forms a contrast to the pure structure, an interesting interaction occurs. Every drop on the object is handmade. In this way, I refer to the endless patience and dedication I found during my stay in Japan.”